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 8,008 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hastings-on-Hudson is the 224th 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 94.64% 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 (16.38%), teaching (13.26%), and art, media, and design (9.97%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Hastings-on-Hudson telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.76% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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". 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.

Because of many things, Hastings-on-Hudson is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hastings-on-Hudson a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hastings-on-Hudson has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hastings-on-Hudson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Hastings-on-Hudson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.80 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.

Even though Hastings-on-Hudson is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hastings-on-Hudson. 71.75% 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 Hastings-on-Hudson in 2010 was $68,407, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $273,628 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 Black or African-American. 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 Other Indo-European.


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