New Rochelle, NY
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Living in New Rochelle


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 78,742 people and 16 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 (11.23%), sales jobs (9.99%), and office and administrative support (9.98%).

Another interesting thing about New Rochelle, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in New Rochelle, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.45 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in New Rochelle is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For New Rochelle, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of New Rochelle are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.05% 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 2010 was $44,440, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,760 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 29.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Rochelle include Italian, Irish, German, Jamaican, and Polish.

In addition, New Rochelle has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.63%).

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