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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Eastchester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.38 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

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 63.40% 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 $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.