Huntington, NY
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Huntington is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 18,176 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Huntington is the 104th largest community in New York.

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

Huntington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Huntington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington who work in management occupations (17.66%), teaching (13.34%), and sales jobs (12.42%).

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

Of important note, Huntington is also a town of artists. Huntington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Huntington’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Huntington is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Huntington 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, Huntington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Huntington 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Huntington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Huntington, the average commute to work is 33.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Huntington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Huntington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.31% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Huntington in 2010 was $60,198, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,792 for a family of four.

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

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