Southampton, PA
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Living in Southampton


Southampton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 45,764 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 86.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southampton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southampton who work in management occupations (13.66%), sales jobs (12.36%), and office and administrative support (10.97%).

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.

Southampton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Southampton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Southampton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Southampton, the average commute to work is 32.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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. 47.60% 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 2018 was $48,789, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,156 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 Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.

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