Scarsdale is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 17,939 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Scarsdale is the 102nd largest community in New York. Scarsdale has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Scarsdale home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Scarsdale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Scarsdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 24.31% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Scarsdale is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Scarsdale is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Scarsdale 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, Scarsdale has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Scarsdale’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Scarsdale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Scarsdale, the average commute to work is 39.38 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.
In Scarsdale, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Scarsdale is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Scarsdale is a pretty powerful place. 90.69% of the adults in Scarsdale 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 Scarsdale in 2018 was $155,177, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $620,708 for a family of four.
Scarsdale is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Scarsdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scarsdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Scarsdale include German, Irish, Russian, Italian, and Polish.
Scarsdale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.09%.
The most common language spoken in Scarsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.