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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 16,027 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Port Washington is the 119th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Port Washington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
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 93.54% 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 (15.62%), sales jobs (13.48%) and teaching (10.15%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Port Washington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.96% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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". 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, Port Washington 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, Port Washington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Port Washington 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.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Port Washington, the average commute to work is 34.48 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Port Washington is a smaller town, 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, Port Washington is a pretty powerful place. 62.50% of the adults in Port Washington 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 Port Washington in 2010 was $58,668, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,672 for a family of four. However, Port Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Washington is a somewhat 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 13.32% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Washington include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, Polish and English.
Port Washington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.02%.
The most common language spoken in Port Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
|PORT WASHINGTON INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,709|
|PORT WASHINGTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||70.77%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||29.24%|
|TYPE OF PORT WASHINGTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||68.50%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.82%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||14.27%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||13.42%|
|SIZE OF PORT WASHINGTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.48%|
|AGE OF PORT WASHINGTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||9.32%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||5.91%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||42.14%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||42.63%|
|PORT WASHINGTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$701,103|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,301|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.39%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||0.83%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||1.03%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||1.49%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||1.22%|
|$428,001 - $535,000||7.33%|
|$535,001 - $803,000||40.73%|
|$803,001 - $1,070,000||32.77%|
|PEOPLE OF PORT WASHINGTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.31%|
|5 TO 17||18.36%|
|18 TO 24||6.59%|
|25 TO 34||7.34%|
|35 TO 54||29.54%|
|55 TO 64||13.05%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||18.80%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.21%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$108,767|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$58,668|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.93%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (16.64%)
Information Technology (4.72%)
Real estate (2.87%)
Public Service (2.50%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.81%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.72%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.15%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||13.32%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (17.71%)
Eastern European (2.84%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (75.14%)
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