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East Setauket, NY
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Living in East Setauket


East Setauket 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 10,998 people and six constituent neighborhoods, East Setauket is the 171st 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 88.31% 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 (16.71%), management occupations (12.48%), and healthcare (12.46%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in East Setauket telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.90% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, East Setauket is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Setauket 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 Setauket has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Setauket’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in East Setauket, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.19 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In East Setauket, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though East Setauket is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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. 59.58% 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 2018 was $65,336, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,344 for a family of four.

East Setauket is a very 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, English, and Polish.

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