Port Jefferson Station is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,888 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Port Jefferson Station is the 225th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Port Jefferson Station 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.
Port Jefferson Station is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Port Jefferson Station is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Jefferson Station who work in teaching (15.17%), sales jobs (13.79%), and office and administrative support (9.58%).
Also of interest is that Port Jefferson Station has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Port Jefferson Station is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Port Jefferson Station enrolled in college, Port Jefferson Station has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One downside of living in Port Jefferson Station, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.45 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.
Even though Port Jefferson Station is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The population of Port Jefferson Station is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.01% of adults in Port Jefferson Station have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Port Jefferson Station in 2010 was $32,836, 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 $131,344 for a family of four. However, Port Jefferson Station contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Jefferson Station is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Port Jefferson Station home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Jefferson Station residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Port Jefferson Station also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.06% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Jefferson Station include Irish, German, Polish, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Port Jefferson Station's cultural character, accounting for 20.26% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Port Jefferson Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.