Westhampton Beach is a small town in New York with a population of approximately 2,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (26%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 45, are older than most cities in New York. The majority of Westhampton Beach residents own their homes, and 28% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,795/month, exceeding the state average by $515/month, relatively high rent costs could play a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Compared to the national average (7%), Westhampton Beach has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 19% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are two primary industries in Westhampton Beach: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 13% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Westhampton Beach workers bring in an average annual income of around $104K, around $23,000 more than their peers elsewhere in New York. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Westhampton Beach has an average commute time of about 37 minutes, longer than almost 80% of cities in the state. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 31% of residents, while public transportation is used by only 5% of the town. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is higher than the national average.
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