Bellport, NY
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Bellport is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,078 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bellport is the 556th largest community in New York.

Bellport home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Bellport real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bellport is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bellport is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellport who work in teaching (18.57%), sales jobs (11.56%), and management occupations (11.56%).

Of important note, Bellport is also a village of artists. Bellport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bellport’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Bellport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.60% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Bellport 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.

One of the nice things about Bellport 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.

One downside of living in Bellport is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bellport, the average commute to work is 30.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Bellport, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Bellport is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bellport. 55.47% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bellport in 2010 was $58,927, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,708 for a family of four.

The people who call Bellport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bellport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bellport include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Bellport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German.