Patchogue, NY
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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.

Patchogue is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.94%), sales jobs (10.14%), and food service (7.58%).

Patchogue 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Patchogue, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.37 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Patchogue has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of people in Patchogue who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.26% of adults in Patchogue have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Patchogue in 2010 was $32,838, 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 $131,352 for a family of four. However, Patchogue contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Patchogue is a somewhat 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 31.14% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Patchogue include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Patchogue has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.27%).

The most common language spoken in Patchogue is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.