East Patchogue, New York

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East Patchogue, New York

Introduction to East Patchogue, New York

East Patchogue, New York, in Suffolk county, is 13 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 51 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. East Patchogue has a population of 20,824.

East Patchogue History

East Patchogue is a part of the Town of Brookhaven, which was originally occupied by Native Americans. The first English settlers arrived in this area in 1655.

East Patchogue and nearby Attractions

  • Loughlin Vineyards
  • Sans Souci Nature Preserve
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Connecticut River State Park

Things To Do In East Patchogue

Residents of East Patchogue enjoy fishing, boating and other water sports at the waterfront. The beaches are well maintained and its visitors enjoying beach volleyball or relaxing in the sun. The nearby nature preserves present excellent opportunities for spending time in the wilderness or walking on any of the numerous nature trails.

East Patchogue Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

East Patchogue Higher Education

Saint Joseph's College, Suffolk County Community College and Dowling College are all nearby.

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High Points

East Patchogue strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Top 14% East Patchogue Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of East Patchogue, New York

Comparing East Patchogue to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Racial Diversity 7 8
Age of the Population 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Female Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Working at Home 4 4
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7
Housing Recently Built 6 9
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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East Patchogue Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11772
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.766
Longitude -72.996

East Patchogue Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
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East Patchogue Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 20,824 100%
Male 10,132 48.7%
Female 10,692 51.3%
Under 18 4,816 23.1%
18+ 16,008 76.9%
65+ 3,102 14.9%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.21
White 18,633 89.5%
African-American 665 3.2%
Asian 405 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 29 0.1%
Other 676 3.2%
Mixed Race 413 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,895 9.1%

East Patchogue Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 31.8%
Irish 16%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
German 13.9%
Polish 4%
English 3.8%
US/American 2.9%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Russian 1.5%
Greek 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Egyptian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, East Patchogue, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Canaan Lake (11772)
Davis Park (11772)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Patchogue 20,824 $64,323
Bellport 2,363 $80,850
Blue Point 4,407 $76,004
Medford 21,985 $70,493
North Bellport 9,007 $56,140
North Patchogue 7,825 $65,117
Patchogue 11,919 $60,126
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