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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Rye Brook is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rye Brook 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 village’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 Brook has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rye Brook’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Rye Brook is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rye Brook, the average commute to work is 32.09 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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. 67.20% 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 $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.

Rye Brook also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.94%.

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