Hampton Bays, NY
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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, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampton Bays who work in maintenance occupations (11.42%), office and administrative support (11.26%), and sales jobs (10.57%).

Another notable thing is that Hampton Bays is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Hampton Bays’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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, 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 substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.82% of adults in Hampton Bays have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hampton Bays in 2010 was $35,388, 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 $141,552 for a family of four. However, Hampton Bays contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 29.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hampton Bays include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hampton Bays's cultural character, accounting for 24.01% of the town’s population.

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