Miller Place 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 12,417 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Miller Place is the 152nd largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Miller Place are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Miller Place is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Miller Place is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Miller Place who work in teaching (11.04%), sales jobs (10.23%), and management occupations (10.19%).
Also of interest is that Miller Place has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Miller Place 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, Miller Place really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Miller Place 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.
Miller Place 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 Miller Place, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.58 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.
Despite being a small town, Miller Place 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.
The citizens of Miller Place are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.89% of adults in Miller Place have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Miller Place in 2010 was $42,947, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,788 for a family of four.
Miller Place is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Miller Place home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Miller Place residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Miller Place include Irish, German, English, and Greek.
The most common language spoken in Miller Place is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Chinese.