Eastchester, NY
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Living in Eastchester


Eastchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,989 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Eastchester is the 88th largest community in New York.

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

Eastchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Eastchester is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eastchester who work in management occupations (15.63%), teaching (12.62%), and business and financial occupations (11.42%).

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

Also of interest is that Eastchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Eastchester 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.

Because of many things, Eastchester is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Eastchester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eastchester perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Eastchester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Eastchester, the average commute to work is 34.38 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small town, Eastchester 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.

If knowledge is power, Eastchester is a pretty powerful place. 63.40% of the adults in Eastchester 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 Eastchester in 2018 was $66,026, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,104 for a family of four.

Eastchester is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Eastchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eastchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eastchester include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Eastchester's cultural character, accounting for 18.37% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Eastchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.