Pound Ridge is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,228 people and just one neighborhood, Pound Ridge is the 316th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Pound Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Pound Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Pound Ridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pound Ridge is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pound Ridge who work in management occupations (22.45%), business and financial occupations (11.08%) and sales jobs (10.87%).
Of important note, Pound Ridge is also a town of artists. Pound Ridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pound Ridge’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
One downside of living in Pound Ridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.69 minutes every day commuting to work. However, 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.
Despite being a small town, Pound Ridge has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.