East Setauket is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,998 people and six constituent neighborhoods, East Setauket is the 171st largest community in New York.
East Setauket home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but East Setauket real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
East Setauket is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Setauket is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Setauket who work in teaching (16.71%), management occupations (12.48%), and healthcare (12.46%).
Also of interest is that East Setauket has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in East Setauket telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.90% 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.
East Setauket 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, East Setauket’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
East Setauket 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In East Setauket, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though East Setauket is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, East Setauket is a pretty powerful place. 59.58% of the adults in East Setauket have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in East Setauket in 2018 was $65,336, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,344 for a family of four.
East Setauket is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Setauket home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Setauket residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Setauket include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in East Setauket is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.