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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,425
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+6,297
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.1%
Median Earnings25+$42,886
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,692
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,059

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,148
% Above Poverty Level84.7%
% Below Poverty Level15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,474
Median House Value$300,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44%
Italian21.5%
German16.2%
Irish16.2%
English6%
Polish3.2%
Greek1.6%
Austrian1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Russian0.8%
Turkish0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Guyanese0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Patchogue Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11772
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.76
Approximate Longitude-73.01

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)

StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationRIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance26.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bayport8,181$122,204
Blue Point4,742$125,978
East Patchogue22,796$94,404
Medford24,129$105,618
North Bellport11,561$69,412
North Patchogue6,869$113,125

Patchogue Public Libraries

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
(Non-profit)
101 Hospital Rd
(631) 654-7100

Patchogue Public Schools

Barton Elementary School
199 Barton Ave
ZIP: 11772
(631) 687-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Bay Elementary School
114 Bay Ave
ZIP: 11772
(631) 687-6950
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Canaan Elementary School
59 Fry Blvd
ZIP: 11772
(631) 687-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Medford Elementary School
281 Medford Ave
ZIP: 11772
(631) 687-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
River Elementary School
46 River Ave
ZIP: 11772
(631) 687-8350
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Saxton Middle School
121 Saxton St
ZIP: 11772
(631) 687-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 701
South Ocean Middle School
225 S Ocean Ave
ZIP: 11772
(631) 687-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 474
Suffolk 2 Boces
201 Sunrise Hwy
ZIP: 11772
(631) 687-3006
Other
Total Enrollment 1482

Patchogue Private Schools

Holy Angels Regional School
1 Division St
ZIP: 11772
Elementary
Total Enrollment 292
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