Eastchester, NY
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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 90.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Eastchester is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eastchester who work in management occupations (15.41%), office and administrative support (14.28%), and sales jobs (13.09%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Eastchester a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Eastchester has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Eastchester’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Eastchester is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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 54.33% 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 2010 was $56,900, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,600 for a family of four.

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 Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

In addition, Eastchester has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.00%).

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