Southampton, PA
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Southampton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 46,160 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Southampton is the 13th largest community in Pennsylvania.

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

Southampton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southampton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southampton who work in office and administrative support (15.66%), sales jobs (13.13%), and management occupations (13.10%).

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.

Overall, Southampton’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One downside of living in Southampton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.25 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Southampton is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Southampton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Southampton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.96% of adults in Southampton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Southampton in 2010 was $41,901, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,604 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Southampton include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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