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.

Unlike some towns, Hampton Bays isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hampton Bays are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampton Bays is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampton Bays who work in sales jobs (11.55%), maintenance occupations (10.01%), and food service (9.99%).

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.

One of the nice things about Hampton Bays 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.

The overall education level of Hampton Bays citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.48% of adults in Hampton Bays have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hampton Bays in 2010 was $36,920, 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 $147,680 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 29.68% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hampton Bays include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Hampton Bays has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.54%).

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