Rye Brook, NY
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Rye Brook is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,611 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 93.06% 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 sales jobs (16.50%), management occupations (14.19%), and business and financial occupations (12.92%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.28% 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.

In addition, Rye Brook is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 32.09 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 Rye Brook, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Rye Brook is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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 Brook. 67.20% 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 Brook in 2010 was $72,602, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,408 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 11.40% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rye Brook include Russian, Irish, Polish, and German.

In addition, Rye Brook has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.94%).

The most common language spoken in Rye Brook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.