Hauppauge, NY
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Hauppauge is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,977 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hauppauge is the 79th largest community in New York.

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

Hauppauge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hauppauge is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hauppauge who work in office and administrative support (14.66%), management occupations (12.08%), and sales jobs (10.96%).

Also of interest is that Hauppauge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Hauppauge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hauppauge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Hauppauge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.61 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Hauppauge is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hauppauge area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Hauppauge ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hauppauge, 44.01% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Hauppauge in 2010 was $41,499, 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 $165,996 for a family of four.

Hauppauge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hauppauge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hauppauge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hauppauge include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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