Port Washington 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 16,753 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Port Washington is the 111th largest community in New York.
Port Washington home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Port Washington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Of important note, Port Washington is also a town of artists. Port Washington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Port Washington’s character.
Also of interest is that Port Washington 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: 19.57% 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, Port Washington 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.
Port Washington 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 town’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, Port Washington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Port Washington 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.
One downside of living in Port Washington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Port Washington, the average commute to work is 33.98 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Port Washington 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Port Washington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Port Washington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.99% 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 Port Washington in 2018 was $80,070, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $320,280 for a family of four.
Port Washington is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Port Washington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Washington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Port Washington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.10% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Washington include Italian, Irish, German, Eastern European, and Polish.
Port Washington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.11%.
The most common language spoken in Port Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.