Sag Harbor, NY
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Sag Harbor is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,282 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sag Harbor is the 548th largest community in New York.

Sag Harbor home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Sag Harbor real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some villages, Sag Harbor isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sag Harbor are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sag Harbor is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sag Harbor who work in sales jobs (15.92%), art, media, and design (8.75%), and office and administrative support (8.66%).

Of important note, Sag Harbor is also a village of artists. Sag Harbor has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sag Harbor’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.47% 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.

Another notable thing is that Sag Harbor is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller village.

In addition, Sag Harbor 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.

Sag Harbor 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 Sag Harbor, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Sag Harbor is a relatively small village. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Sag Harbor ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Sag Harbor, 48.73% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Sag Harbor in 2010 was $63,995, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $255,980 for a family of four.

Sag Harbor is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Sag Harbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sag Harbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sag Harbor also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.27% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sag Harbor include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

Sag Harbor also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.65%.

The most common language spoken in Sag Harbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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