Introduction to Port Jefferson Station, New York

Port Jefferson Station, New York, in Suffolk county, is 14 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 50 miles E of New York, New York.

Port Jefferson Station History

The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans, and was known as "Comsewogue". It was also once referred to as "Echo". William Tooker, the first settler, arrived in 1750. Initially, the community was rural and largely dependent on farming. The Long Island Rail Road arrived at the nearby village of Port Jefferson in 1873 which led to the community being named "Port Jefferson Station". The Nesconset Highway was constructed in the 1950s, resulting in the suburbanization of the community.

Port Jefferson Station and Nearby Attractions

  • Long Island Museum
  • Marshall Field III estate
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Beardsley Zoological Gardens
  • John A. Minetto State Park

Things To Do In Port Jefferson Station

Long Island Museum, which features history, art, and carriage museums, is situated upon 9 acres. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, and Marshall Field III estate are sites of historic importance located in the area. Exhibits on 19th century history, whaling, and scrimshaw are displayed at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. The Sherwood Island State Park features a beach and offers facilities for swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and scuba diving. Beardsley Zoological Gardens, and the Maritime Aquarium are other popular destinations nearby.

Port Jefferson Station Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is the closest major airport.

Port Jefferson Station Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Long Island University - Brentwood, Saint Joseph's College - Suffolk, SUNY Stony Brook, and Dowling College.


Total Population 8,582
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,332
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $96,302
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%


People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,585
Median House Value $339,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.7%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 21.8%

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

Port Jefferson Station Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11776, 11777
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.925
Longitude -73.047

Port Jefferson Station Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 9 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 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belle Terre 783 $219,531

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

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