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 (11.57%), office and administrative support (9.97%), and food service (9.34%).

Another notable thing is that Hampton Bays is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

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.

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 33.06% of adults in Hampton Bays have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hampton Bays in 2010 was $41,535, 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 $166,140 for a family of four. However, Hampton Bays contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hampton Bays is a very 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 28.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hampton Bays include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hampton Bays's cultural character, accounting for 25.99% of the town’s population.

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