Patchogue, New York

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Patchogue, New York

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. About 11,919 people live in Patchogue.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Patchogue Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Patchogue Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Patchogue Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Patchogue, New York

Comparing 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
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Age of the Population 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 6
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 3 5
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 3 7
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Patchogue Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,919 100%
Male 5,972 50.1%
Female 5,947 49.9%
Under 18 2,683 22.5%
18+ 9,236 77.5%
65+ 1,251 10.5%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.2
White 9,687 81.3%
African-American 464 3.9%
Asian 166 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 41 0.3%
Other 1,100 9.2%
Mixed Race 459 3.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,842 23.8%

Estimated Patchogue Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,901
Growth -18
Growth % -0.2%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 29%
Italian 21.9%
Irish 15.6%
German 9.5%
Polish 3.6%
English 3.6%
US/American 3.1%
Greek 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Russian 1%
Dutch 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Jamaican 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
African 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Turkish 0.4%
British 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
European 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Patchogue 11,919 $60,126
Bayport 8,662 $88,701
Blue Point 4,407 $76,004
East Patchogue 20,824 $64,323
Medford 21,985 $70,493
North Bellport 9,007 $56,140
North Patchogue 7,825 $65,117

Patchogue Public Libraries

Patchogue-medford Library
Patchogue, New York
(631) 654-4700
Library Web Site

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Patchogue Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(516) 654-7100
Emergency Service: No

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