Croton-on-Hudson, NY
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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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

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 91.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Croton-on-Hudson is a village of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Croton-on-Hudson who work in management occupations (17.14%), sales jobs (9.89%), and teaching (9.59%).

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", 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, Croton-on-Hudson is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Croton-on-Hudson 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, Croton-on-Hudson has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Croton-on-Hudson, the average commute to work is 35.95 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 Croton-on-Hudson, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Croton-on-Hudson is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Croton-on-Hudson. 60.95% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Croton-on-Hudson in 2010 was $57,165, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,660 for a family of four.

Croton-on-Hudson is a very 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 14.48% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Croton-on-Hudson include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Croton-on-Hudson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.51%).

The most common language spoken in Croton-on-Hudson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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