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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Manhasset 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, Manhasset really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Manhasset 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.
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.
One downside of living in Manhasset, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.49 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Manhasset is a pretty powerful place. 58.95% 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 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 Italian, Irish, German, Greek, English and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Manhasset's cultural character, accounting for 17.74% of the town’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Manhasset are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Manhasset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Greek, Chinese and Italian.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,642|
|MANHASSET HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||70.99%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||29.01%|
|TYPE OF MANHASSET HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||75.36%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.22%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||3.34%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||14.07%|
|SIZE OF MANHASSET HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.29%|
|AGE OF MANHASSET HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||1.62%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||20.99%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||30.34%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||47.05%|
|MANHASSET REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$941,843|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,029|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||0.67%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||0.00%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||1.28%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||0.00%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||1.84%|
|$428,001 - $535,000||5.11%|
|$535,001 - $803,000||14.01%|
|$803,001 - $1,070,000||45.50%|
|PEOPLE OF MANHASSET||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.21%|
|5 TO 17||19.57%|
|18 TO 24||5.31%|
|25 TO 34||8.01%|
|35 TO 54||29.69%|
|55 TO 64||10.37%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||20.85%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||89.75%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$97,500|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$55,597|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.90%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (17.60%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.51%)
Information Technology (3.83%)
Real estate (3.33%)
Public Service (2.28%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||8.99%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.21%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||5.36%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.80%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||13.29%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (25.16%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (74.47%)
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