Eastchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,901 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Eastchester is the 82nd largest community in New York.
Eastchester home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Eastchester real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Of important note, Eastchester is also a town of artists. Eastchester has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Eastchester’s character.
Also of interest is that Eastchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Eastchester telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.40% 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.
In addition, Eastchester 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.
Eastchester 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, Eastchester’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Eastchester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.54 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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Eastchester is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Eastchester, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Eastchester. 67.45% 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 Eastchester in 2018 was $72,588, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,352 for a family of four.
Eastchester is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Eastchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eastchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eastchester include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Eastchester has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.73%).
The most common language spoken in Eastchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.