Brookville is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,605 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%).
A relatively large number of people in Brookville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.94% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Brookville to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
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 is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Brookville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Brookville, the average commute to work is 30.99 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Brookville. 77.16% 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 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.