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 89.45% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellport who work in teaching (15.29%), office and administrative support (14.53%), and sales jobs (10.01%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.80% 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.

In addition, Bellport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Bellport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Even though Bellport 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.

If knowledge is power, Bellport is a pretty powerful place. 55.35% of the adults in Bellport 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 Bellport in 2010 was $57,141, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,564 for a family of four. However, Bellport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bellport include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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