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 95.85% 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 (15.67%), office and administrative support (12.56%), and healthcare (10.26%).

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.

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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hartsdale, the average commute to work is 34.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hartsdale, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hartsdale is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.57% 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 Hartsdale in 2010 was $57,287, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,148 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 11.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hartsdale include Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

In addition, Hartsdale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.04%).

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