Shoreham, NY
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Shoreham is a tiny coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 535 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shoreham is the 835th largest community in New York. Shoreham has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

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

Shoreham is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shoreham is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shoreham who work in sales jobs (17.48%), management occupations (13.59%), and business and financial occupations (10.19%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Shoreham has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.08% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In addition, Shoreham 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, Shoreham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Shoreham 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Shoreham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Shoreham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Shoreham 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 Shoreham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.44 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 Shoreham is a smaller village, 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Shoreham. 68.80% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shoreham in 2010 was $76,696, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $306,784 for a family of four.

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

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