East Hampton is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,114 people and three constituent neighborhoods, East Hampton is the 716th largest community in New York. East Hampton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
East Hampton home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but East Hampton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
East Hampton is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Hampton is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hampton who work in sales jobs (21.22%), management occupations (20.35%), and art, media, and design (8.17%).
Of important note, East Hampton is also a village of artists. East Hampton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Hampton’s character.
A relatively large number of people in East Hampton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.47% 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.
Another notable thing is that East Hampton is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, East Hampton’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, East Hampton 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.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, East Hampton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes East Hampton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about East Hampton 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of East Hampton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.84 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.
Even though East Hampton is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway 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 East Hampton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. East Hampton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.41% 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 East Hampton in 2010 was $111,439, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $445,756 for a family of four.
The people who call East Hampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Hampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Hampton include German, Italian, Irish, and Scottish.
East Hampton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.24%.
The most common language spoken in East Hampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.