Irvington is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,581 people and just one neighborhood, Irvington is the 270th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Irvington home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Irvington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Irvington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Irvington is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Irvington who work in management occupations (15.45%), sales jobs (14.76%) and healthcare (10.91%).
Of important note, Irvington is also a village of artists. Irvington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Irvington’s character.
Also of interest is that Irvington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Irvington 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.
Irvington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Irvington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Irvington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.10 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 Irvington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Irvington is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.