Elmsford, NY
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Elmsford is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,810 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elmsford is the 344th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Elmsford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Elmsford is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elmsford is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmsford who work in maintenance occupations (16.48%), office and administrative support (13.11%), and management occupations (9.48%).

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

Overall, Elmsford’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Despite being a small village, Elmsford has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Elmsford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.28% of adults in Elmsford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elmsford in 2010 was $34,036, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,144 for a family of four. However, Elmsford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elmsford is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Elmsford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Elmsford, accounting for 36.20% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Elmsford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elmsford include Jamaican, Italian, German, and Haitian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Elmsford's cultural character, accounting for 41.09% of the village’s population.

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