Chestnut Ridge, NY
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Chestnut Ridge is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,158 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chestnut Ridge is the 222nd largest community in New York.

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

Chestnut Ridge is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chestnut Ridge is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chestnut Ridge who work in office and administrative support (13.64%), management occupations (12.10%), and healthcare (9.41%).

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

Chestnut Ridge 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 village’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, Chestnut Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Chestnut Ridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.80 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Chestnut Ridge has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Chestnut Ridge are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.01% of adults in Chestnut Ridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Chestnut Ridge in 2010 was $37,515, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,060 for a family of four. However, Chestnut Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chestnut Ridge is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Chestnut Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chestnut Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Chestnut Ridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.72% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chestnut Ridge include Irish, German, Polish, and Haitian.

Chestnut Ridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.75%.

The most common language spoken in Chestnut Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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