East Quogue is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,557 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Quogue is the 294th largest community in New York.
East Quogue home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but East Quogue real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
East Quogue is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Quogue is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Quogue who work in office and administrative support (11.33%), management occupations (11.18%), and sales jobs (9.70%).
Of important note, East Quogue is also a town of artists. East Quogue has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Quogue’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 Quogue is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, East Quogue’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
East Quogue is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, East Quogue’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
East Quogue 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.
The education level of East Quogue ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in East Quogue, 43.97% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in East Quogue in 2018 was $49,934, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,736 for a family of four.
East Quogue is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Quogue home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Quogue residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Quogue include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in East Quogue is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.