East Hampton, NY
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Living in East Hampton


East Hampton is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,517 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, East Hampton is the 678th largest community in New York. East Hampton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

East Hampton home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but East Hampton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some villages, East Hampton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Hampton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Hampton is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hampton who work in management occupations (19.84%), teaching (11.14%), and sales jobs (8.97%).

Of important note, East Hampton is also a village of artists. East Hampton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Hampton’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.58% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that East Hampton is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, East Hampton’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

In addition, East Hampton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

East Hampton 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 village’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, East Hampton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, East Hampton is worth considering.

East Hampton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Even though East Hampton is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to East Hampton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. East Hampton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.41% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in East Hampton in 2018 was $114,613, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $458,452 for a family of four. However, East Hampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Hampton is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call East Hampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Hampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. East Hampton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.50% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Hampton include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Russian.

East Hampton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.52%.

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