Northport is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,347 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northport is the 236th largest community in New York.
Northport home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Northport real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Northport is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northport is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northport who work in office and administrative support (14.62%), sales jobs (11.70%), and management occupations (11.46%).
Of important note, Northport is also a village of artists. Northport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Northport’s character.
Also of interest is that Northport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Northport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Northport 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 village’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, Northport’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Northport 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 Northport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.18 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.
In Northport, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Northport is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Northport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Northport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.58% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Northport in 2018 was $67,073, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,292 for a family of four.
The people who call Northport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Northport include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Northport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.