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 91.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Centerport is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centerport who work in management occupations (20.10%), teaching (12.25%), and sales jobs (11.59%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.14% 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, Centerport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Centerport is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

In Centerport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.55 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Centerport has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Centerport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Centerport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.38% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Centerport in 2010 was $62,114, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,456 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Centerport include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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