Scarsdale is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 17,871 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Scarsdale is the 109th largest community in New York. Scarsdale has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Scarsdale home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Scarsdale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Scarsdale is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 98.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scarsdale is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scarsdale who work in management occupations (21.30%), sales jobs (14.22%), and business and financial occupations (13.60%).
Also of interest is that Scarsdale 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 Scarsdale telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.56% 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, Scarsdale 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, Scarsdale is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Scarsdale 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, Scarsdale has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Scarsdale’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Scarsdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.23 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small village, Scarsdale has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Scarsdale, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Scarsdale is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 89.22% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Scarsdale in 2018 was $145,814, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $583,256 for a family of four.
Scarsdale is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Scarsdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scarsdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Scarsdale include Russian, Italian, Polish, Eastern European, and German.
Scarsdale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.10%.
The most common language spoken in Scarsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.