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Port Jefferson is a village in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after President Thomas Jefferson

The latitude of Port Jefferson is 40.946N. The longitude is -73.069W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,948.


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Median household income
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$65,119
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Port Jefferson demographic reports
Port Jefferson is on Long Island Sound
Former and merged names include:
· Drowned Meadows
19th-century shipbuilding center. P.T. Barnum and several partners established a ferry line here
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Mather House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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15% of Port Jefferson residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Jefferson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Jefferson was $33,852, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Port Jefferson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Port Jefferson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $877.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,894.


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Libraries in Port Jefferson include Comsewogue Public Library, Port Jefferson Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Port Jefferson include Port Times Record

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Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Jefferson political report.

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Port Jefferson restaurants taking online reservations include Pasta Pasta ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Port Jefferson workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Port Jefferson include Danfords on the Sound.

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