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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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 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, 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Shoreham is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Shoreham, the average commute to work is 36.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

If knowledge is power, Shoreham is a pretty powerful place. 68.80% of the adults in Shoreham have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.