Rye Brook is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,507 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rye Brook is the 197th largest community in New York.
Rye Brook home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Rye Brook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Rye Brook is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rye Brook is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rye Brook who work in management occupations (15.95%), business and financial occupations (12.66%), and sales jobs (11.25%).
Also of interest is that Rye Brook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Rye Brook 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 Brook is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rye Brook really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rye Brook perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Rye Brook, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.47 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.
Even though Rye Brook is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Rye Brook is a pretty powerful place. 65.87% of the adults in Rye Brook have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Rye Brook in 2010 was $76,668, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $306,672 for a family of four.
Rye Brook is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Rye Brook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rye Brook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rye Brook also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.97% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rye Brook include Italian, Irish, Russian, Polish, and German.
In addition, Rye Brook has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.23%).
The most common language spoken in Rye Brook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.