Tarrytown, NY
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Living in Tarrytown


Tarrytown is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,860 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tarrytown is the 158th 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 92.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tarrytown is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tarrytown who work in management occupations (18.40%), office and administrative support (10.78%), and teaching (8.57%).

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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.09% 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 Tarrytown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.33 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.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Tarrytown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Tarrytown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.42% 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 Tarrytown in 2018 was $69,137, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,548 for a family of four. However, Tarrytown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tarrytown is an extremely 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 Asian. Tarrytown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.12% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tarrytown include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Tarrytown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.06%).

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