Rye is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 16,383 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rye is the 113th largest community in New York.
Rye home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Rye real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Rye is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rye is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rye who work in management occupations (23.59%), business and financial occupations (12.26%), and sales jobs (10.72%).
Of important note, Rye is also a city of artists. Rye has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rye’s character.
Also of interest is that Rye 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 Rye telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.04% 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, Rye 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.
Rye 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 city’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, Rye’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Rye is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Rye, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.17 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Rye is a smaller city, 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, Rye is a pretty powerful place. 78.21% of the adults in Rye 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 Rye in 2018 was $109,416, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $437,664 for a family of four.
Rye is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rye home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rye residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rye include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
Rye also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.03%.
The most common language spoken in Rye is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.