Brookville, NY
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Brookville profile


Living in Brookville


Brookville is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,939 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brookville is the 418th largest community in New York.

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

Brookville is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookville is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookville who work in management occupations (19.76%), sales jobs (11.96%), and healthcare (11.96%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.94% 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.

Brookville is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Brookville area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Brookville maintain a good economy.

Because of many things, Brookville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brookville 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brookville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brookville’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 Brookville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.99 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 Brookville is a smaller village, 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, Brookville is a pretty powerful place. 77.16% of the adults in Brookville 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 Brookville in 2018 was $105,137, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $420,548 for a family of four.

Brookville is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Brookville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brookville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Brookville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.46% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brookville include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Brookville's cultural character, accounting for 18.77% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Brookville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.