Yaphank, NY
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Yaphank is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,983 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Yaphank is the 278th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Yaphank are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Yaphank is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Yaphank is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yaphank who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), management occupations (10.49%), and teaching (9.01%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Yaphank has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Yaphank a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Yaphank, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Yaphank is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.08% of adults in Yaphank have a college degree.

The per capita income in Yaphank in 2010 was $33,209, 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 $132,836 for a family of four. However, Yaphank contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yaphank is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Yaphank home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yaphank residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Yaphank also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yaphank include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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

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