Hartsdale, NY
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Living in Hartsdale


Hartsdale is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,377 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hartsdale is the 435th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Hartsdale 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.

Hartsdale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.01% 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 teaching (13.59%), management occupations (12.58%), and healthcare (12.47%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.66% 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 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.

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 39.24 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.

In Hartsdale, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hartsdale is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hartsdale. 69.63% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hartsdale in 2018 was $71,626, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $286,504 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 12.14% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hartsdale include Polish, Italian, Irish, German, and Eastern European.

In addition, Hartsdale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.77%).

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