Are there more stay at home moms in Westchester or Fairfield County, Connecticut? Every year, couples and families migrate from New York City to the New York suburbs of Westchester and Fairfield County for the school districts and for more space. It is not unusual for one of the spouse to stay at home. Are there more stay at home moms in Westchester or Connecticut?
Westchester Stay at Home Moms
In Lower Westchester County, the majority of households are dual income households. However, in Rye, there are more stay at home moms than there are working moms. Rye has 54.6% stay at home moms versus 45.4% working moms. I guess I don’t find this surprising, because whenever I walk into Le Pain Quotidien on Purchase Street in Rye at 8:30am, I see a lot of women in workout gear having coffee. There are also other indicators that it is a city friendlier to households with stay at home moms. Rye City Schools does not offer district wide school bus transportation and the bus transportation has been under utilized when it was offered in the past.
In Scarsdale, the majority of households are dual income with 40.6% stay at home moms versus 61.4% working moms. Bronxville is next with 38.7% stay at home moms and 61.3% working moms. Mamaroneck has 29.9% stay at home moms and 70.1% working moms while Ardsley has 24.8% stay at home moms and 75.2% working moms. And finally, Larchmont has 15.8% stay at home moms and the majority, 84.2% working moms.
Fairfield County Stay at Home Moms
Fairfield County, Connecticut is different with the scale tipping towards single income households. In New Canaan, there are 51.2% stay at home moms and 48.8% working moms. In Greenwich, there are 47.4% stay at home moms and 52.6% working moms. Darien is very similar to Greenwich with 47.1% stay at home moms and 52.9% working moms. Again, if you visit the local coffee shops of these towns at 8:30am on a weekday, you will be greeted with a lot of women in workout gear. Maybe this is just a broad generalization on my part but the data does backs up my observation.
There are more Stay at Home Moms in Connecticut
In general, there are more stay at home moms in Connecticut than there are in Westchester. My guess is this has something to do with commute times. Fairfield County to New York City has a longer commute than Westchester to New York City. Maybe because of this, more moms choose to stay at home.
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*Population 20-64 years old, female with children under 18 Years old
Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census