Yorktown Heights, NY
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Yorktown Heights is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,825 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Yorktown Heights is the 605th 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.

Yorktown Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Yorktown Heights is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yorktown Heights who work in office and administrative support (15.75%), sales jobs (10.47%), and teaching (8.29%).

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.

Because of many things, Yorktown Heights is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Yorktown Heights 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Yorktown Heights has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Yorktown Heights’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Being a small town, Yorktown Heights does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Yorktown Heights is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.59% of adults in Yorktown Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yorktown Heights in 2010 was $59,675, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,700 for a family of four.

Yorktown Heights is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yorktown Heights include German, Irish, Albanian, and English.

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