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 1,134 people and three constituent neighborhoods, East Hampton is the 716th 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 managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hampton who work in management occupations (23.80%), sales jobs (11.50%), and business and financial occupations (6.68%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in East Hampton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.30% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller village.
In addition, East Hampton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, East Hampton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes East Hampton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about East Hampton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in East Hampton. 67.61% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in East Hampton in 2018 was $131,879, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $527,516 for a family of four. However, East Hampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
East Hampton is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in East Hampton include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of East Hampton's cultural character, accounting for 16.11% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in East Hampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.