Seaford, NY
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Seaford 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 15,507 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Seaford is the 128th largest community in New York.

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

Seaford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Seaford is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Seaford who work in office and administrative support (18.60%), sales jobs (10.68%), and teaching (10.37%).

Seaford 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, Seaford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Seaford 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 Seaford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.54 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 Seaford 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 Seaford are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.98% of adults in Seaford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Seaford in 2010 was $42,110, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,440 for a family of four.

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

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