Sag Harbor, NY

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Living in Sag Harbor

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 2,772 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sag Harbor is the 493rd 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 88.00% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sag Harbor who work in sales jobs (18.78%), art, media, and design (10.16%), and legal occupations (9.68%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.97% 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.

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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Sag Harbor is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sag Harbor really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sag Harbor perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

Despite being a small village, Sag Harbor has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Sag Harbor is a pretty powerful place. 60.00% of the adults in Sag Harbor 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 Sag Harbor in 2018 was $71,738, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $286,952 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. Important ancestries of people in Sag Harbor include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Russian.

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

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