Yorktown Heights, NY

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 1,825 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Yorktown Heights is the 605th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Yorktown Heights are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Yorktown Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yorktown Heights is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yorktown Heights who work in sales jobs (18.82%), office and administrative support (10.30%), and teaching (9.48%).

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.

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.

One downside of living in Yorktown Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.70 minutes every day commuting to work.

Yorktown Heights is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.19% 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 $56,654, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $226,616 for a family of four. However, Yorktown Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Yorktown Heights include Italian, Irish, European, German, and English.

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