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 15,134 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 91.92% 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 (14.74%), office and administrative support (13.58%), and healthcare (12.06%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.41% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, East Setauket is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

Despite being a small town, East Setauket has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in East Setauket. 59.57% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in East Setauket in 2010 was $57,793, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $231,172 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.