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 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.

In Northport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.48 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

If knowledge is power, Northport is a pretty powerful place. 61.56% 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 $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.