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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Scarsdale is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Scarsdale really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Scarsdale perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Scarsdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.23 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Scarsdale is a pretty powerful place. 89.22% 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 $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.
In addition, Scarsdale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.10%).
The most common language spoken in Scarsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.