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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,279
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+4,143
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$50,471
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,087
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,729

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,222
% Above Poverty Level90.3%
% Below Poverty Level9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,686
Median House Value$350,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.4%
Italian29.2%
Irish18.7%
German12.7%
Polish5.9%
Hungarian1.8%
English1.6%
Russian1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Greek0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Romanian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Australian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Port Jefferson Station Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11776, 11777
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.92
Approximate Longitude-73.06

Port Jefferson Station Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSETAUKET STRONG
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance9 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
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belle Terre725$222,143
Miller Place11,985$123,237
Mount Sinai12,362$129,341
Poquott868$198,958
Port Jefferson7,795$132,344
Terryville12,588$112,813

Port Jefferson Station Private Schools

North Shore Christian School
324 Jayne Blvd
ZIP: 11776
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
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