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. 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 94.33% 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 (17.20%), teaching (12.73%), and healthcare (10.89%).
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: 9.46% 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.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hastings-on-Hudson, the average commute to work is 34.88 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hastings-on-Hudson. 68.81% 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 $61,703, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,812 for a family of four.
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 Russian, Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hastings-on-Hudson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.