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 15,036 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, East Setauket 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 Setauket really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Setauket 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.

East Setauket 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.

Even though East Setauket is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to East Setauket, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. East Setauket is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.99% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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 Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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