Miller Place, NY
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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.

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

Miller Place is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Miller Place is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Miller Place who work in teaching (10.76%), management occupations (10.74%), and office and administrative support (9.86%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Miller Place 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, Miller Place has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Miller Place’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.

One downside of living in Miller Place is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Miller Place, the average commute to work is 34.06 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Miller Place is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.04% of adults in Miller Place have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Miller Place in 2010 was $43,608, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,432 for a family of four.

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 Polish.

The most common language spoken in Miller Place is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Greek.