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 7,342 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 is lower than average for the country.

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 33.00 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Northport is a pretty powerful place. 63.14% of the adults in Northport have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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 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.