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 87.19% 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 (14.15%), office and administrative support (12.90%), and sales jobs (10.69%).
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.
In Port Jefferson Station, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.56 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.
In Port Jefferson Station, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Port Jefferson Station is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Port Jefferson Station citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.19% 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 $32,642, 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 $130,568 for a family of four. However, Port Jefferson Station contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 18.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Jefferson Station include Irish, German, Polish, and Greek.
In addition, Port Jefferson Station has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.52%).
The most common language spoken in Port Jefferson Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.