East Setauket is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 14,856 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Setauket is the 132nd 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 90.57% 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 (15.30%), healthcare (13.94%), and management occupations (12.50%).
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.
Because of many things, East Setauket is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Setauket a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Setauket has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 30.61 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in East Setauket. 63.95% 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 Setauket in 2018 was $72,430, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $289,720 for a family of four.
East Setauket is a somewhat 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.