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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenport who work in maintenance occupations (10.24%), office and administrative support (10.07%), and food service (9.90%).

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.

Despite being a small village, Greenport has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Greenport is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.91% of adults in Greenport have a college degree.

The per capita income in Greenport in 2010 was $33,913, 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 $135,652 for a family of four. However, Greenport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greenport is a very 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 30.27% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenport include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

In addition, Greenport has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.49%).

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

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