Hamptons Census: Older People, Fewer Year-Round Businesses

Hamptons residents get older and fewer businesses stay open year round
Hamptons residents get older and fewer businesses stay open year round, Photo: ljupco, fermate/123RF

The new census report is out. It shows that when you compare 2000 to 2015, the average age of the population of East Hampton is older. (My uncle Gus says of course it’s older. It’s 15 years older.)

The report also says there are fewer businesses serving year-round residents, and more businesses serving part-time residents, mostly wealthy summer people. The trend, if you subtract one from the other, is a net increase, which is likely to continue.

The East End is thriving.

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