Larchmont, NY
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Larchmont is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,132 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Larchmont is the 282nd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Larchmont was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Larchmont home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Larchmont real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Larchmont is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Larchmont is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Larchmont who work in management occupations (20.92%), business and financial occupations (13.86%), and teaching (11.33%).

Also of interest is that Larchmont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Larchmont is also a village of artists. Larchmont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Larchmont’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.56% 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, Larchmont 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.

Larchmont 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, Larchmont’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Larchmont is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Larchmont is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Larchmont, the average commute to work is 44.78 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 addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Larchmont’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Even though Larchmont 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 Larchmont, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Larchmont is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 83.92% 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 Larchmont in 2010 was $89,101, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $356,404 for a family of four.

Larchmont is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Larchmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Larchmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Larchmont include Irish, English, German, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Larchmont's cultural character, accounting for 18.05% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Larchmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.