Port Jefferson, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 7,837. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,935 (+1.3% change)
Males: 3,782 (48.3%), Females: 4,055 (51.7%)

Suffolk County

Zip code: 11777

Median resident age: 40.4 years
Median household income: $65,119 (year 2000)
Median house value: $251,100 (year 2000)

Races in Port Jefferson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.7%)
  • Hispanic (5.2%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (21.6%), Italian (21.6%), German (18.7%), English (10.3%), Polish (5.7%), French (3.5%).

Elevation: 12 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Port Jefferson

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 53.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 32.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Jefferson village

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

12.9% Foreign born (5.3% Europe, 4.1% Asia, 2.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +298 (+4.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Port Jefferson:

  • JOHN T MATHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (NORTH COUNTRY RD)
  • ST CHARLES HOSPITAL (200 BELLE TERRE RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Port Jefferson:

  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; SMITHTOWN, NY)
  • BROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; PATCHOGUE, NY)
  • PILGRIM STATE HOSP (about 17 miles; WEST BRENTWOOD, NY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Port Jefferson:

  • LONG ISLAND MAC ARTHUR (about 12 miles; ISLIP, NY; ID: ISP)
  • IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (about 15 miles; BRIDGEPORT, CT; ID: BDR)
  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 25 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; ID: HVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Port Jefferson:

  • BAYPORT AERODROME (about 14 miles; BAYPORT, NY; ID: 23N)
  • BROOKHAVEN (about 18 miles; SHIRLEY, NY; ID: HWV)
  • LUFKER (about 24 miles; EAST MORICHES, NY; ID: O00)
Amtrak station near Port Jefferson:

  • 19 miles: BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Jefferson:

  • SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-AMMERMAN CAMPUS (about 6 miles; SELDEN, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE-SUFFOLK CAMPUS (about 13 miles; PATCHOGUE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,617)
  • DOWLING COLLEGE (about 16 miles; OAKDALE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-WESTERN CAMPUS (about 17 miles; BRENTWOOD, NY; FT enrollment: 3,485)
  • FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; FT enrollment: 4,197)
  • SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN (about 24 miles; WEST HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 3,081)

Schools

Public high school in Port Jefferson:

  • EARL L VANDERMEULEN HS (Students: 355; Location: 350 OLD POST RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Port Jefferson:

  • EDNA LOUISE SPEAR ES (Students: 618; Location: 500 SCRAGGY HILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PORT JEFFERSON MS (Students: 300; Location: 350 OLD POST RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Port Jefferson:

  • OUR LADY OF WISDOM REGIONAL SC (Students: 280; Location: 114-116 MYRTLE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 324 JAYNE BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST CHARLES ED – THERAP CTR (Students: 120; Location: 501 MYRTLE AVE; Grades: PK – 10)
  • MARYHAVEN CENTER OF HOPE (Students: 104; Location: 450 MRYTLE AVE; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Port Jefferson:

  • PORT JEFFERSON FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,254,144; Location: 100 THOMPSON STREET; 139,936 books; 9,067 audio materials; 8,929 video materials; 303 serial subscriptions)