Centerport, NY
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Centerport 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 5,548 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Centerport is the 295th largest community in New York.

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

Centerport is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Centerport is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centerport who work in management occupations (15.78%), sales jobs (14.43%), and office and administrative support (11.82%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Centerport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.09% 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, Centerport 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.

Because of many things, Centerport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Centerport a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Centerport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Centerport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Centerport 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.

One downside of living in Centerport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.86 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Centerport, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Centerport is a relatively small town. 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 Centerport. 60.47% 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 Centerport in 2010 was $55,085, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,340 for a family of four.

The people who call Centerport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centerport residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Centerport include Irish, German, English, and Russian.

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