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 16,000 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rye is the 120th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Rye was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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.
Rye is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rye is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rye who work in management occupations (21.04%), sales jobs (18.25%) and business and financial occupations (11.04%).
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 7.81% 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.
Rye 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 city’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’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 34.71 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 is a smaller city, 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 is a pretty powerful place. 73.87% of the adults in Rye 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 in 2010 was $92,871, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $371,484 for a family of four.
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, Russian and Polish.
Rye also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.52%.
The languages spoken by people in Rye are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Rye is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, German and Japanese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,460|
|RYE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||73.73%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||26.27%|
|TYPE OF RYE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||66.30%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.25%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.32%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||21.02%|
|SIZE OF RYE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||20.64%|
|AGE OF RYE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.13%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||19.31%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||37.67%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||37.89%|
|RYE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,105,000|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,533|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||0.89%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||2.19%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||3.53%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||2.47%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||4.27%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||3.18%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||13.29%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||18.81%|
|PEOPLE OF RYE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.05%|
|5 TO 17||26.09%|
|18 TO 24||3.98%|
|25 TO 34||5.49%|
|35 TO 54||31.75%|
|55 TO 64||11.55%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.08%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.06%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$155,422|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$92,871|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.36%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (21.98%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.74%)
Information Technology (5.69%)
Real estate (3.56%)
Public Service (2.52%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.04%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.17%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.39%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.10%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.95%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (19.02%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (80.50%)
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