East Hampton, NY
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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 1,123 people and three constituent neighborhoods, East Hampton is the 716th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in East Hampton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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 88.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Hampton is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hampton who work in management occupations (21.09%), sales jobs (15.63%), and maintenance occupations (7.91%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.48% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the village’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially 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.

It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) East Hampton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. East Hampton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in East Hampton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, East Hampton may be for you.

East Hampton 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One of the benefits of East Hampton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.60 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In East Hampton, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though East Hampton is a relatively small village. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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 61.55% 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 $113,552, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $454,208 for a family of four.

East Hampton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Hampton include English, German, Italian, Irish, and French.

In addition, East Hampton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.35%).

The most common language spoken in East Hampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.


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