Greenport, NY
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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 2,212 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Greenport is the 545th largest community in New York. Greenport has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenport who work in office and administrative support (13.43%), sales jobs (11.30%), and food service (8.80%).

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.

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

One of the nice things about Greenport 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.

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

The population of Greenport is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.87% of adults in Greenport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenport in 2010 was $32,438, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,752 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 23.14% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenport include German, English, Polish, and Italian.

Greenport also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.99%.

The most common language spoken in Greenport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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