Manhasset, NY
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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 8,172 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Manhasset is the 217th largest community in New York. Manhasset has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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 90.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manhasset is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhasset who work in sales jobs (18.86%), management occupations (17.54%), and healthcare (11.45%).

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

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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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

Manhasset 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.

In Manhasset, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.49 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.

Despite being a small town, Manhasset has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get 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 58.95% 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 2010 was $55,597, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $222,388 for a family of four. However, Manhasset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manhasset is a very 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 Black or African-American. Manhasset also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.29% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manhasset include Irish, German, Greek, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Manhasset's cultural character, accounting for 17.74% of the town’s population.

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

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