Dobbs Ferry, NY
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Dobbs Ferry is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,131 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dobbs Ferry is the 174th largest community in New York.

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

Dobbs Ferry is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dobbs Ferry is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dobbs Ferry who work in management occupations (16.47%), teaching (11.32%), and office and administrative support (11.27%).

Of important note, Dobbs Ferry is also a village of artists. Dobbs Ferry has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dobbs Ferry’s character.

One downside of living in Dobbs Ferry is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dobbs Ferry, the average commute to work is 30.71 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.

Despite being a small village, Dobbs Ferry has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get 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 Dobbs Ferry. 56.92% 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 Dobbs Ferry in 2010 was $53,820, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,280 for a family of four.

Dobbs Ferry is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Dobbs Ferry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dobbs Ferry residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Dobbs Ferry also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.28% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dobbs Ferry include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

Dobbs Ferry also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.37%.

The most common language spoken in Dobbs Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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