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.

A relatively large number of people in Huntington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.44% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Huntington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Huntington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Huntington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the nice things about Huntington 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.

One downside of living in Huntington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.67 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Huntington is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Huntington is a pretty powerful place. 63.31% of the adults in Huntington have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.