Tarrytown, NY
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Tarrytown is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,560 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tarrytown is the 166th largest community in New York.

Tarrytown home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Tarrytown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Tarrytown is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tarrytown is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tarrytown who work in management occupations (15.95%), office and administrative support (15.75%), and teaching (9.55%).

Of important note, Tarrytown is also a village of artists. Tarrytown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tarrytown’s character.

Also of interest is that Tarrytown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Tarrytown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One downside of living in Tarrytown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Tarrytown, the average commute to work is 30.31 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.

Despite being a small village, Tarrytown 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Tarrytown. 57.10% 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 Tarrytown in 2010 was $49,370, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,480 for a family of four. However, Tarrytown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tarrytown is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Tarrytown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tarrytown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tarrytown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.64% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tarrytown include Irish, German, English, and Russian.

Tarrytown also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.11%.

The most common language spoken in Tarrytown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.