Hastings-on-Hudson is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,853 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hastings-on-Hudson is the 224th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Hastings-on-Hudson was built prior to World War II, 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 92.97% 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 (20.32%), teaching (11.96%), and art, media, and design (11.13%).
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 10.55% 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 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.
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 38.06 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 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 74.48% 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 $79,190, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $316,760 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.