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Scarsdale is a village in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after the Manor of Scarsdale, established by Caleb Heathcote, who came from Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Scarsdale. For links to other places called Scarsdale, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Scarsdale is 41.005N. The longitude is -73.785W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 217 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,929.
Transformation from an agricultural community to a metropolitan suburb began with development by the Arthur Suburban Home Company in 1891
Sections below provide additional information and links about Scarsdale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10530 ZIP code.
10% of Scarsdale residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scarsdale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scarsdale was $89,907, compared with $21,587 nationally.
80% of Scarsdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Scarsdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $2,001. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,939.
Libraries in Scarsdale include Scarsdale Public Library ... View libraries
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Scarsdale political report.
The average commute time for Scarsdale workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Scarsdale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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