Northport, NY
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Northport is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,368 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northport is the 236th largest community in New York.

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

Northport is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northport is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northport who work in management occupations (18.94%), sales jobs (12.35%), and office and administrative support (11.22%).

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

In addition, Northport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Northport 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, Northport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Northport 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.

Northport 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 Northport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.00 minutes every day commuting to work. However, 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.

Even though Northport is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Northport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Northport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.14% 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 Northport in 2010 was $58,872, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,488 for a family of four.

The people who call Northport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northport residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northport include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Northport is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Langs. of India.