Sayville, NY
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Sayville 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 16,915 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sayville is the 112th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Sayville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Sayville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sayville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sayville who work in teaching (14.81%), office and administrative support (13.17%), and management occupations (11.52%).

In addition, Sayville 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, Sayville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sayville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sayville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sayville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Sayville 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.

Even though Sayville 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.

The citizens of Sayville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.14% of adults in Sayville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sayville in 2010 was $44,621, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,484 for a family of four.

The people who call Sayville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sayville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sayville include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Sayville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.