Yorktown Heights, NY
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Yorktown Heights profile

Living in Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Heights is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,884 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Yorktown Heights is the 615th largest community in New York.

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

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.01% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Yorktown Heights is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Yorktown Heights is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Yorktown Heights really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Yorktown Heights perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Yorktown Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.80 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.

In Yorktown Heights, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Yorktown Heights is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Yorktown Heights is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.26% of adults in Yorktown Heights have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Yorktown Heights in 2018 was $52,406, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $209,624 for a family of four.

Yorktown Heights is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Yorktown Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yorktown Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Yorktown Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.35% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yorktown Heights include Italian, Irish, German, English, and French.

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