Manhasset, NY

Manhasset profile

Living in Manhasset

Manhasset 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 8,176 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Manhasset is the 215th largest community in New York. Manhasset has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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

Manhasset is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manhasset is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhasset who work in sales jobs (17.95%), management occupations (16.31%), and healthcare (10.20%).

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

In addition, Manhasset 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, Manhasset is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Manhasset a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Manhasset has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Manhasset’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Manhasset 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 Manhasset, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.08 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. In addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Manhasset, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Manhasset 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 Manhasset, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Manhasset is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.09% 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 Manhasset in 2018 was $76,479, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $305,916 for a family of four.

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

Manhasset also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.99%.

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

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