East Northport, NY
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East Northport is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,362 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, East Northport is the 82nd largest community in New York.

East Northport home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but East Northport real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

East Northport is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Northport is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Northport who work in office and administrative support (13.66%), sales jobs (13.38%), and management occupations (11.40%).

Of important note, East Northport is also a town of artists. East Northport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Northport’s character.

Because of many things, East Northport is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, East Northport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Northport perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In East Northport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.21 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in East Northport use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of East Northport‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

East Northport is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.35% of adults in East Northport have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in East Northport in 2010 was $38,606, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,424 for a family of four.

The people who call East Northport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Northport residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Northport include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in East Northport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.