Eastchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,901 people and five constituent 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.
Eastchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.08% 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 (18.94%), business and financial occupations (11.35%), and teaching (11.26%).
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", 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, 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.
In Eastchester, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.77 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Eastchester is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Eastchester area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Eastchester. 64.52% 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 Eastchester in 2018 was $68,009, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $272,036 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 Polish.
Eastchester also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.70%.
The most common language spoken in Eastchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.