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Port Jefferson, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Port Jefferson had a population of 8,492 as of July 1, 2019. 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 3 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.

The Village of Port Jefferson is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Jefferson: Drowned Meadow, Drowned Meadows, Sowassett, So-was-sett.

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Port Jefferson, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Port Jefferson, NY Housing Affordability Index is 80
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Port Jefferson, NY Wealth Index is 230
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 8,492
Population in Households 8,165
Population in Familes 6,394
Population in Group Qrtrs 327
Population Density 2,777
Diversity Index1 40
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $112,387
Average Household Income $153,287
Per Capita Income $60,994
Wealth Index3 230

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,319 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,056 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $602,778
Housing Affordability Index2 80
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,375
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 2,135
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.99% 0.44%
Households 0.96% 0.39%
Families 0.85% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Port Jefferson, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 2019 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 223 81st
Population Density # 303 75th
Diversity Index # 355 70th
Median Household Income # 194 84th
Per Capita Income # 141 88th

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