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Eastchester, NY
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Eastchester profile

Living in Eastchester

Eastchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,901 people and five associated neighborhoods, Eastchester is the 82nd 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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.75% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Eastchester 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 town’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, Eastchester’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 32.67 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Eastchester use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Eastchester‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Eastchester, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Eastchester is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.39% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Eastchester in 2018 was $80,902, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $323,608 for a family of four.

Eastchester is a very 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 Polish.

Eastchester also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.40%.

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