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. Manhasset has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
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.
Manhasset is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manhasset is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhasset who work in sales jobs (17.95%), management occupations (16.31%), and healthcare (10.20%).
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.
In addition, Manhasset 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.
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 32.08 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.
Even though Manhasset 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, Manhasset is a pretty powerful place. 58.09% of the adults in Manhasset 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 Manhasset in 2018 was $76,479, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $305,916 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, German, Greek, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Manhasset's cultural character, accounting for 19.99% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Manhasset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.