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 7,390 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northport is the 236th largest community in New York. Northport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

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 90.13% 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 (20.13%), sales jobs (12.29%), and office and administrative support (10.53%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Northport, the average commute to work is 32.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Northport, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Northport is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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 64.06% 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 $55,299, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,196 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 German, Irish, English, and Russian.

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