The Village of Port Jefferson had a population of 8,418 as of July 1, 2020. Port Jefferson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Port Jefferson is located at latitude 40.9465 and longitude -73.0693 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Jefferson encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.
The Village of Port Jefferson (GNIS ID: 2391078) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Jefferson: Drowned Meadow, Drowned Meadows, Sowassett, So-was-sett.
|Total Population||8,418 (100%)|
|Population in Households||8,083 (96.0%)|
|Population in Families||6,317 (75.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||335 ( 4.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$115,099|
|Average Household Income||$157,900|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||21%|
|Per Capita Income||$63,141|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,590 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,244 (62.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,118 (31.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||228 ( 6.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$581,129|
|Average Home Value||$665,842|
|Housing Affordability Index3||95|
|Average Household Size||2.4|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.58%|
|Per Capita Income||1.33%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.13%|
The table below compares Port Jefferson to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 222||82nd|
|Population Density||# 301||75th|
|Median Household Income||# 200||83rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 208||17th|
|Per Capita Income||# 140||88th|
|Diversity Index||# 364||70th|
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