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 86.69% 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 (14.48%), management occupations (10.41%), and teaching (10.28%).

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.

Because of many things, Chestnut Ridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chestnut Ridge a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chestnut Ridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chestnut Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Chestnut Ridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chestnut Ridge, the average commute to work is 31.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

The citizens of Chestnut Ridge are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.40% 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 $35,120, 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 $140,480 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 13.44% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chestnut Ridge include Polish, Irish, German, and Russian.

In addition, Chestnut Ridge has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.57%).

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

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