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Manhasset, NY
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Living in Manhasset



Manhasset 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 8,176 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Manhasset is the 215th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Manhasset was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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

Also of interest is that Manhasset has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.85% 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.

In addition, Manhasset 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.

Because of many things, Manhasset is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Manhasset 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, Manhasset has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Manhasset’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Manhasset 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.

One downside of living in Manhasset, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.17 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.

In Manhasset, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Manhasset is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Manhasset. 60.98% 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 Manhasset in 2018 was $80,941, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $323,764 for a family of four.

Manhasset is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Manhasset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manhasset residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Manhasset include Italian, Irish, Greek, German, and English.

In addition, Manhasset has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.57%).

The most common language spoken in Manhasset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Korean.


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