Hartsdale, NY
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Hartsdale is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,540 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hartsdale is the 308th largest community in New York.

Hartsdale home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Hartsdale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hartsdale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hartsdale is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hartsdale who work in management occupations (16.34%), office and administrative support (12.18%), and sales jobs (10.59%).

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

Of important note, Hartsdale is also a town of artists. Hartsdale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hartsdale’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.57% 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.

In addition, Hartsdale 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.

One downside of living in Hartsdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.19 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, Hartsdale 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.

If knowledge is power, Hartsdale is a pretty powerful place. 62.01% of the adults in Hartsdale have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Hartsdale in 2010 was $61,619, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,476 for a family of four.

Hartsdale is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hartsdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hartsdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hartsdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.62% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hartsdale include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

In addition, Hartsdale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.09%).

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