Chappaqua is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,598 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chappaqua is the 519th largest community in New York. Chappaqua has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Chappaqua home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Chappaqua real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Chappaqua is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chappaqua is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chappaqua who work in business and financial occupations (18.12%), management occupations (15.00%), and personal care services (9.10%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Chappaqua has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Chappaqua has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Chappaqua 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.
Chappaqua 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, Chappaqua’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Chappaqua is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chappaqua, the average commute to work is 40.05 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Chappaqua’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In Chappaqua, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Chappaqua is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Chappaqua is a pretty powerful place. 85.85% of the adults in Chappaqua 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 Chappaqua in 2018 was $100,005, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $400,020 for a family of four.
Chappaqua is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chappaqua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chappaqua residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chappaqua include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Russian.
Chappaqua also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.32%.
The most common language spoken in Chappaqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.