Chestnut Ridge is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,140 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chestnut Ridge is the 222nd largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Chestnut Ridge are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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 31.80 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.
Even though Chestnut Ridge is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Chestnut Ridge ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Chestnut Ridge, 47.01% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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 Italian, Irish, German, Polish, Haitian and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Chestnut Ridge's cultural character, accounting for 21.75% of the village’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Chestnut Ridge 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 Chestnut Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian, French Creole and Yiddish.
|CHESTNUT RIDGE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,551|
|CHESTNUT RIDGE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||80.61%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.39%|
|TYPE OF CHESTNUT RIDGE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||83.67%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.01%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||3.69%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||6.62%|
|SIZE OF CHESTNUT RIDGE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||12.03%|
|AGE OF CHESTNUT RIDGE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.54%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||30.76%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||58.24%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||7.46%|
|CHESTNUT RIDGE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$440,626|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,736|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.08%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||2.27%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||1.52%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||2.42%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||27.76%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||42.68%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||18.14%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||2.80%|
|PEOPLE OF CHESTNUT RIDGE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.44%|
|5 TO 17||17.21%|
|18 TO 24||6.80%|
|25 TO 34||11.00%|
|35 TO 54||25.82%|
|55 TO 64||14.24%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||19.49%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.15%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$105,489|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,515|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.48%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (23.72%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.97%)
Information Technology (3.09%)
Public Service (3.04%)
Real estate (2.19%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||18.53%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.10%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||5.44%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.12%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.72%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (15.49%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (71.36%)
French Creole (3.71%)
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