Port Chester is a medium-sized coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 29,163 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Port Chester is the 45th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Port Chester are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Unlike some villages, Port Chester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Port Chester are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Chester is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Chester who work in maintenance occupations (11.36%), office and administrative support (10.33%), and food service (9.94%).
Port Chester 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.
For the size of the village, public transportation in Port Chester is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Port Chester, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, Port Chester is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.54% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Port Chester in 2018 was $31,947, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,788 for a family of four. However, Port Chester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Chester is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Port Chester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Port Chester, accounting for 63.92% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Port Chester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Port Chester include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Port Chester's cultural character, accounting for 44.41% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Port Chester is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.