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. 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 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 vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller village.

In addition, East Hampton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

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.

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.

East Hampton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.98%.

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


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