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 88.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northport is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northport who work in office and administrative support (14.23%), management occupations (13.74%), and sales jobs (13.30%).

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.

Also of interest is that Northport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Northport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Northport is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Northport’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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. 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 Northport is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Northport, the average commute to work is 32.48 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.

Despite being a small village, Northport 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Northport. 61.56% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Northport in 2010 was $56,892, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,568 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 Black or African-American. 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 Spanish and French.