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 85.48% 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 (13.36%), sales jobs (12.98%), and management occupations (11.33%).

Because of many things, East Northport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Northport a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Northport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Northport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In East Northport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.51 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, East Northport is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the East Northport area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

East Northport is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.34% 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 $41,144, 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 $164,576 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, English, and Polish.

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