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 93.79% 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 (16.98%), sales jobs (14.13%), and teaching (10.74%).

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: 12.50% 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". 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.

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.

One downside of living in Centerport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.95 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Centerport is a pretty powerful place. 63.99% of the adults in Centerport 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 Centerport in 2010 was $50,383, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,532 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 Polish.

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