Port Washington is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 16,069 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Port Washington is the 119th largest community in New York.
Port Washington home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Port Washington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Port Washington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Port Washington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Washington who work in management occupations (14.65%), sales jobs (10.40%), and office and administrative support (10.37%).
Of important note, Port Washington is also a town of artists. Port Washington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Port Washington’s character.
Also of interest is that Port Washington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.07% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Port Washington 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.
Port Washington 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 town’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, Port Washington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Port Washington is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Port Washington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.45 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.
In Port Washington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Port Washington is a relatively small town. 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 Port Washington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Port Washington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.69% 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 Port Washington in 2010 was $70,485, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,940 for a family of four.
Port Washington is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Port Washington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Washington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Port Washington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Washington include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
Port Washington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.54%.
The most common language spoken in Port Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.