Rye is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 16,383 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rye is the 113th largest community in New York.
Rye home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Rye real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Of important note, Rye is also a city of artists. Rye has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rye’s character.
Also of interest is that Rye 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 Rye telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 21.37% 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.
In addition, Rye is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Rye is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rye 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rye has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rye’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Rye 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.
In Rye, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.85 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.
Despite being a small city, Rye 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rye. 80.11% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rye in 2018 was $129,955, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $519,820 for a family of four.
Rye is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rye home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rye residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rye include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Rye has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.22%).
The most common language spoken in Rye is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.