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Overview

Introduction to Patchogue, New York

Patchogue, New York, in Suffolk county, is 12 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 50 miles E of New York, New York. The village is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

Patchogue History

The Village of Patchogue was named after the Patchogue Indians, who inhabited the area before European settlers arrived. According to another theory, the village's name was derived from an Indian term that meant "where they divide in two." Patchogue was officially incorporated in 1893. In its early years, it developed into a center for manufacturing lace and then as a summer resort town.

Patchogue and nearby Attractions

  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Connecticut River State Park
  • South Haven County Park
  • Bellview Beach

Things To Do In Patchogue

The Village of Patchogue has a riverfront and a natural harbor that serve as recreational and commercial areas. The Great South Bay Music Festival, which is held in July, is an interesting local celebration featuring a wide variety of activities. The village offers excellent provisions for recreational activities that can be enjoyed in the local parks.

Patchogue Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is less than an hour’s drive away.

Patchogue Higher Education

The local institution for higher education is Saint Joseph's College, while Suffolk County Community College and Dowling College are a few miles away.

People

Total Population 12,173
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,272
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $41,431
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,105
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,188

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,489
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,398
Median House Value $289,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 18.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Patchogue Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 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 40.765
Longitude -73.015

Patchogue Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 2.5 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
Station RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 20.9 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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 26.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, 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 Population Median Family Income
Bayport 8,305 $106,400
Blue Point 4,725 $117,310
East Patchogue 22,452 $88,468

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Patchogue Public Libraries

Library
Patchogue-medford Library
54-60 EAST MAIN STREET
Patchogue, New York
(631) 654-4700
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Patchogue Hospitals

BROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
101 HOSPITAL ROAD
(516) 654-7100
Emergency Service: No

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