Centerport, NY

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Living in Centerport

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.

A relatively large number of people in Centerport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.14% 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", 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.

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.

One of the nice things about Centerport 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 Centerport is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Centerport, the average commute to work is 34.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Centerport is a smaller town, 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.

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.