Chappaqua is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,598 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chappaqua is the 519th 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.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Chappaqua has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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.
Because of many things, Chappaqua is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chappaqua really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chappaqua perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Chappaqua is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chappaqua, the average commute to work is 39.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Chappaqua’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Even though Chappaqua is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Chappaqua. 82.49% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chappaqua in 2018 was $99,474, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $397,896 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 Irish, Italian, German, English, and Russian.
In addition, Chappaqua has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.36%).
The most common language spoken in Chappaqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.