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 (18.28%), sales jobs (11.46%), and teaching (9.69%).

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

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.

One downside of living in Seaford, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.47 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The education level of Seaford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.34% of adults in Seaford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Seaford in 2010 was $41,145, 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 $164,580 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 Spanish and Italian.