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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
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 97.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chappaqua is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chappaqua who work in sales jobs (15.89%), teaching (14.90%) and business and financial occupations (9.93%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.27% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 33.81 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.
Despite being a small town, Chappaqua has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chappaqua, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chappaqua is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 80.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chappaqua in 2010 was $52,866, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,464 for a family of four. However, Chappaqua contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chappaqua include Italian, Irish, French, German, Russian and Jamaican.
The languages spoken by people in Chappaqua are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Chappaqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||497|
|CHAPPAQUA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||74.65%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||25.35%|
|TYPE OF CHAPPAQUA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||65.43%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.95%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||10.55%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||22.07%|
|SIZE OF CHAPPAQUA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||11.13%|
|AGE OF CHAPPAQUA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.25%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||23.44%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||25.20%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||45.12%|
|CHAPPAQUA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$904,782|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,886|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||0.00%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.00%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||0.00%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||8.90%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||19.95%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||16.71%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||45.55%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||8.90%|
|PEOPLE OF CHAPPAQUA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.90%|
|5 TO 17||12.82%|
|18 TO 24||8.03%|
|25 TO 34||13.25%|
|35 TO 54||23.42%|
|55 TO 64||14.70%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||21.88%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.15%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$101,016|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$52,866|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.68%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (15.56%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.60%)
Public Service (5.30%)
Real estate (3.31%)
Information Technology (2.15%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.09%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.74%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.09%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (19.15%)
Trinidadian and Tobagonian (4.27%)
French Canadian (2.31%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (78.02%)
Slavic languages (1.27%)
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