Patchogue 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 12,463 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Patchogue is the 162nd largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Patchogue are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Patchogue is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Patchogue is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Patchogue who work in office and administrative support (14.79%), sales jobs (8.49%), and teaching (6.87%).
One of the nice things about Patchogue is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Patchogue, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.77 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Patchogue is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of Patchogue is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.76% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Patchogue in 2010 was $32,621, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,484 for a family of four. However, Patchogue contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Patchogue is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Patchogue home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Patchogue residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Patchogue also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.82% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Patchogue include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
Patchogue also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.23%.
The most common language spoken in Patchogue is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.