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 3,205 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Southampton is the 449th largest community in New York. Southampton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
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 85.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southampton is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southampton who work in management occupations (15.59%), sales jobs (14.12%) and office and administrative support (12.57%).
Also of interest is that Southampton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.03% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the village’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Southampton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Southampton 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.
Even though Southampton is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Southampton is a pretty powerful place. 51.37% of the adults in Southampton 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 Southampton in 2010 was $69,990, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $279,960 for a family of four. However, Southampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Southampton is a very 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, Polish and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Southampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,260|
|SOUTHAMPTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||66.74%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||33.26%|
|TYPE OF SOUTHAMPTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||88.16%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.09%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.40%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||3.35%|
|SIZE OF SOUTHAMPTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||23.51%|
|AGE OF SOUTHAMPTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.97%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||29.82%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||26.83%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||35.38%|
|SOUTHAMPTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,108,000|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,850|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||0.88%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||3.30%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||1.87%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||2.64%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||2.31%|
|$428,001 - $535,000||0.00%|
|$535,001 - $803,000||6.06%|
|$803,001 - $1,070,000||20.60%|
|PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.01%|
|5 TO 17||10.68%|
|18 TO 24||4.31%|
|25 TO 34||11.70%|
|35 TO 54||20.70%|
|55 TO 64||18.39%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||29.20%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||90.76%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$87,778|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$69,990|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||14.01%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (13.20%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (11.17%)
Real estate (8.50%)
Information Technology (4.14%)
Public Service (2.46%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||16.61%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.41%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.69%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.41%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.64%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (20.32%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (85.68%)
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