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 8,014 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 94.97% 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 (18.74%), teaching (12.90%), and healthcare (9.96%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.52% 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, 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hastings-on-Hudson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hastings-on-Hudson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Hastings-on-Hudson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.36 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Hastings-on-Hudson is a pretty powerful place. 74.30% of the adults in Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson in 2010 was $63,877, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $255,508 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 German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.

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

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