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 7,835 people and just one neighborhood, Port Jefferson is the 228th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Port Jefferson is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Port Jefferson is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Jefferson who work in teaching (13.94%), healthcare (13.47%) and management occupations (12.40%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Port Jefferson has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Setting & Lifestyle
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.
Even though Port Jefferson 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.