Pearl River is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 16,264 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pearl River is the 117th largest community in New York.
Pearl River home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Pearl River real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Pearl River is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pearl River is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearl River who work in management occupations (13.25%), office and administrative support (12.33%), and teaching (11.71%).
Because of many things, Pearl River is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pearl River a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Pearl River has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pearl River’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Pearl River, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.93 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 Pearl River, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Pearl River is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Pearl River ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Pearl River, 44.86% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Pearl River in 2010 was $41,934, 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 $167,736 for a family of four.
Pearl River is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pearl River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pearl River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pearl River include Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Pearl River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.