Rye Brook is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,589 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 93.24% 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 (15.21%), business and financial occupations (13.08%), and sales jobs (12.05%).
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 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.
Rye Brook is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Rye Brook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Rye Brook, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.20 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. 65.53% 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 $70,486, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,944 for a family of four. However, Rye Brook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 14.56% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rye Brook include Italian, Russian, Irish, Polish, and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Rye Brook's cultural character, accounting for 20.92% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Rye Brook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.