Southampton, PA
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Southampton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 45,899 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 87.10% 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 (14.10%), office and administrative support (12.38%), and sales jobs (11.89%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.40 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Southampton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Southampton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Southampton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Southampton, 47.21% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Southampton in 2010 was $46,206, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,824 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.