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.

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

Sayville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.98% 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 (15.71%), office and administrative support (13.50%), and sales jobs (11.37%).

In addition, Sayville 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.

Because of many things, Sayville 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, Sayville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sayville 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.

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.

In Sayville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.75 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.

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.

Sayville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.68% of adults in Sayville have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Sayville in 2010 was $45,099, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,396 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 Hindi.