Port Jefferson is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,983 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Port Jefferson is the 219th largest community in New York.
Port Jefferson home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Port Jefferson real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.22% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Port Jefferson is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Port Jefferson, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Port Jefferson is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.35% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Port Jefferson in 2018 was $61,463, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,852 for a family of four.
Port Jefferson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Port Jefferson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Jefferson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Port Jefferson include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Port Jefferson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.76%).
The most common language spoken in Port Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.