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 1,114 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 90.59% 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 (20.25%), management occupations (19.18%), and personal care services (8.35%).

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.

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", 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.

Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, East Hampton is worth considering.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various 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 18.29 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.

If knowledge is power, East Hampton is a pretty powerful place. 61.94% of the adults in East Hampton 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 East Hampton in 2010 was $106,348, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $425,392 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 Italian, German, French , and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of East Hampton's cultural character, accounting for 15.98% of the village’s population.

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



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