Calverton, NY
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Calverton is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,561 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Calverton is the 266th largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Calverton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Calverton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Calverton who work in office and administrative support (17.06%), sales jobs (12.73%), and teaching (11.46%).

It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Calverton 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. Calverton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Calverton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Calverton may be for you.

Calverton 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The overall education level of Calverton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.26% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Calverton in 2010 was $32,739, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,956 for a family of four. However, Calverton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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