Croton-on-Hudson is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,269 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Croton-on-Hudson is the 218th largest community in New York. Croton-on-Hudson has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Croton-on-Hudson home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Croton-on-Hudson real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Croton-on-Hudson is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Croton-on-Hudson is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Croton-on-Hudson who work in management occupations (19.37%), teaching (10.36%), and sales jobs (10.24%).
Of important note, Croton-on-Hudson is also a village of artists. Croton-on-Hudson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Croton-on-Hudson’s character.
Also of interest is that Croton-on-Hudson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Croton-on-Hudson is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Croton-on-Hudson 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, Croton-on-Hudson’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 Croton-on-Hudson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.33 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.
Even though Croton-on-Hudson is a smaller village, 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.
If knowledge is power, Croton-on-Hudson is a pretty powerful place. 60.39% of the adults in Croton-on-Hudson have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Croton-on-Hudson in 2010 was $59,580, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,320 for a family of four.
Croton-on-Hudson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Croton-on-Hudson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Croton-on-Hudson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Croton-on-Hudson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.59% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Croton-on-Hudson include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Croton-on-Hudson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.18%.
The most common language spoken in Croton-on-Hudson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.