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 91.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manhasset is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhasset who work in sales jobs (16.93%), management occupations (15.84%), and business and financial occupations (11.46%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.50% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Manhasset is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Manhasset, the average commute to work is 36.38 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 addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Manhasset’s neighborhoods are dense enough 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.
If knowledge is power, Manhasset is a pretty powerful place. 58.75% of the adults in Manhasset 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 Manhasset in 2018 was $84,421, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $337,684 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. Manhasset also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.95% of the town’s residents. 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: 21.94%.
The most common language spoken in Manhasset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.