Chappaqua, NY
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Chappaqua is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,469 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chappaqua is the 655th largest community in New York. Chappaqua has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Chappaqua home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Chappaqua real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Chappaqua is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chappaqua is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chappaqua who work in management occupations (19.73%), teaching (19.18%), and sales jobs (13.01%).

Also of interest is that Chappaqua has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Chappaqua is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Chappaqua is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Chappaqua’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Chappaqua, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Chappaqua, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Chappaqua is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Chappaqua is a pretty powerful place. 87.80% of the adults in Chappaqua have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Chappaqua in 2010 was $85,313, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $341,252 for a family of four.

Chappaqua is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chappaqua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chappaqua residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chappaqua include Italian, Irish, English, Ukrainian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Chappaqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Slavic languages.