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 five constituent neighborhoods, Northport is the 237th 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 88.88% 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 (20.23%), healthcare (13.36%), and teaching (9.82%).
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.
In addition, Northport 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, Northport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Northport 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Northport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Despite being a small village, Northport has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Northport is a pretty powerful place. 57.75% of the adults in Northport 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 Northport in 2018 was $64,494, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,976 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, German, Italian, English, and Albanian.
The most common language spoken in Northport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.