Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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Hastings-on-Hudson is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,590 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hastings-on-Hudson is the 206th largest community in New York. Hastings-on-Hudson has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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

Hastings-on-Hudson is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hastings-on-Hudson is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings-on-Hudson who work in management occupations (19.72%), teaching (11.59%), and art, media, and design (11.12%).

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

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.19% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Hastings-on-Hudson is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

In Hastings-on-Hudson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.99 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hastings-on-Hudson, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hastings-on-Hudson is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.06% 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 Hastings-on-Hudson in 2018 was $85,094, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $340,376 for a family of four.

Hastings-on-Hudson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Hastings-on-Hudson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hastings-on-Hudson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hastings-on-Hudson include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Hastings-on-Hudson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.


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