East Setauket, NY
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East Setauket is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 15,033 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Setauket is the 132nd largest community in New York.

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

East Setauket is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Setauket is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Setauket who work in teaching (15.01%), healthcare (12.68%), and office and administrative support (12.61%).

Also of interest is that East Setauket has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, East Setauket 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.

East Setauket 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 Setauket’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about East Setauket is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

If knowledge is power, East Setauket is a pretty powerful place. 60.99% of the adults in East Setauket 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 Setauket in 2010 was $60,737, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,948 for a family of four.

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

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