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Southampton, NY
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Living in Southampton


Southampton is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,550 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Southampton is the 351st largest community in New York.

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

Southampton is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southampton is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southampton who work in management occupations (23.73%), business and financial occupations (11.07%), and office and administrative support (9.69%).

A relatively large number of people in Southampton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.95% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Another notable thing is that Southampton is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Southampton’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

In addition, Southampton 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.

One of the nice things about Southampton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

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

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Southampton. 68.86% 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 Southampton in 2018 was $128,284, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $513,136 for a family of four.

Southampton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Southampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Southampton include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Southampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.