Hampton Bays, NY

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Living in Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays 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 13,896 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hampton Bays is the 141st largest community in New York.

Hampton Bays home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Hampton Bays real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hampton Bays is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hampton Bays is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampton Bays who work in sales jobs (11.13%), management occupations (9.63%), and food service (8.54%).

Another notable thing is that Hampton Bays is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Hampton Bays 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Hampton Bays, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Hampton Bays, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hampton Bays is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Hampton Bays citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.14% of adults in Hampton Bays have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hampton Bays in 2010 was $43,446, 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 $173,784 for a family of four. However, Hampton Bays contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hampton Bays is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hampton Bays home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hampton Bays residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hampton Bays also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hampton Bays include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Hampton Bays has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.96%).

The most common language spoken in Hampton Bays is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.