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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Yaphank is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yaphank is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yaphank who work in office and administrative support (14.76%), management occupations (12.22%), and sales jobs (9.99%).
In Yaphank, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Yaphank citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.50% of adults in Yaphank have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Yaphank in 2010 was $35,649, 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 $142,596 for a family of four.
Yaphank is a very 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. 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 German.