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Brookville, NY
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Living in Brookville


Brookville is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,847 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brookville is the 478th 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 96.67% 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 (22.40%), teaching (18.60%), and sales jobs (10.93%).

Of important note, Brookville is also a village of artists. Brookville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brookville’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Brookville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.54% 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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Brookville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Brookville. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Brookville.

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 32.34 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.

In Brookville, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Brookville is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Brookville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Brookville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 78.30% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brookville in 2018 was $101,078, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $404,312 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 10.56% 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 17.70% of the village’s population.

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