Quogue is a tiny coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 979 people and just one neighborhood, Quogue is the 736th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Quogue home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Quogue real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Quogue is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Quogue is a village of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Quogue who work in sales jobs (29.58%), management occupations (16.34%) and office and administrative support (13.80%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.12% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Quogue is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Quogue’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Quogue has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Quogue has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Quogue than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Quogue may be for you.
One of the nice things about Quogue is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Even though Quogue is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.