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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 associated neighborhoods, Yorktown Heights is the 615th largest community in New York. Yorktown Heights has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.00% 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 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.

Yorktown Heights is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Yorktown Heights’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Yorktown Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.76 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Yorktown Heights is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Yorktown Heights is a pretty powerful place. 53.66% of the adults in Yorktown Heights have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Yorktown Heights in 2018 was $58,310, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,240 for a family of four. However, Yorktown Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 28.27% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yorktown Heights include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Yugoslavian.

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