New Rochelle is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 79,726 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, New Rochelle is the 11th largest community in New York.
New Rochelle home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but New Rochelle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities, New Rochelle isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Rochelle are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Rochelle is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Rochelle who work in management occupations (12.14%), sales jobs (10.63%), and office and administrative support (8.83%).
Of important note, New Rochelle is also a city of artists. New Rochelle has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape New Rochelle’s character.
Also of interest is that New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.63% 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.
One thing that you will notice about New Rochelle is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider New Rochelle a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
New Rochelle is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in New Rochelle, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.74 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, New Rochelle is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the New Rochelle area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of New Rochelle are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.37% of adults in New Rochelle have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in New Rochelle in 2018 was $49,693, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,772 for a family of four. However, New Rochelle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
New Rochelle is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Rochelle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Rochelle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. New Rochelle also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Rochelle include Italian, Irish, German, Jamaican, and English.
New Rochelle also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.74%.
The most common language spoken in New Rochelle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.