Greenport is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,231 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Greenport is the 545th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Greenport was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Greenport home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Greenport real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greenport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenport is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenport who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), healthcare suport services (12.81%), and sales jobs (10.11%).
Of important note, Greenport is also a village of artists. Greenport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Greenport’s character.
Greenport 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.
In Greenport, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Greenport is a relatively small village. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Greenport citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.85% of adults in Greenport have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Greenport in 2018 was $34,113, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,452 for a family of four. However, Greenport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Greenport is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Greenport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Greenport also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.25% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenport include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Greenport's cultural character, accounting for 17.17% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Greenport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.