Sag Harbor, NY
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Sag Harbor is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,283 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sag Harbor is the 548th largest community in New York.

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

Sag Harbor is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sag Harbor is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sag Harbor who work in sales jobs (16.95%), art, media, and design (10.98%), and management occupations (8.47%).

Of important note, Sag Harbor is also a village of artists. Sag Harbor has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sag Harbor’s character.

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

A relatively large number of people in Sag Harbor telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.81% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Another notable thing is that Sag Harbor is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller village.

In addition, Sag Harbor 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, Sag Harbor is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sag Harbor 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, Sag Harbor has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sag Harbor’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Sag Harbor 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.

Even though Sag Harbor is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway 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 Sag Harbor, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sag Harbor is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.49% 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 Sag Harbor in 2018 was $67,734, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $270,936 for a family of four. However, Sag Harbor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sag Harbor is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Sag Harbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sag Harbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sag Harbor also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.66% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sag Harbor include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sag Harbor's cultural character, accounting for 18.22% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Sag Harbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.


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