Scarsdale is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 17,871 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Scarsdale is the 109th largest community in New York. Scarsdale has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
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.
Scarsdale is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 98.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scarsdale is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scarsdale who work in management occupations (21.30%), sales jobs (14.22%), and business and financial occupations (13.60%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.56% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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", 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.
Scarsdale 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 village’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, 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 40.23 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.
Despite being a small village, Scarsdale has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Scarsdale, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Scarsdale is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 89.22% 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 Scarsdale in 2018 was $145,814, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $583,256 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 Russian, Italian, Polish, Eastern European, and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Scarsdale's cultural character, accounting for 23.10% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Scarsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.