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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Yorktown Heights is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yorktown Heights who work in sales jobs (17.66%), teaching (10.55%), and office and administrative support (9.30%).

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.

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.

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.

One downside of living in Yorktown Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.11 minutes every day commuting to work.

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

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Yorktown Heights. 56.78% 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 Yorktown Heights in 2010 was $69,827, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $279,308 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yorktown Heights include German, English, Irish, and Danish.

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