Southampton 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 3,307 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Southampton is the 449th largest community in New York.
Southampton home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Southampton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Southampton is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southampton is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southampton who work in management occupations (22.65%), sales jobs (9.28%), and maintenance occupations (9.28%).
Of important note, Southampton is also a village of artists. Southampton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Southampton’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.97% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Southampton 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.
Southampton 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.
Even though Southampton 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Southampton. 58.78% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Southampton in 2018 was $91,416, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $365,664 for a family of four.
Southampton is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Southampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Southampton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.27% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Southampton include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Southampton's cultural character, accounting for 19.00% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Southampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.