Port Jefferson, New York Population 2024

8,155

Port Jefferson is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Port Jefferson has a 2024 population of 8,155. Port Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,963 in 2020.

The average household income in Port Jefferson is $173,066 with a poverty rate of 5.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Port Jefferson is 45.1 years, 41.7 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

Port Jefferson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Port Jefferson was:

  • White: 83.67%
  • Asian: 6.48%
  • Two or more races: 5.83%
  • Other race: 3.33%
  • Black or African American: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,662.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.41% (192)
The current population of Port Jefferson, New York is 8,155 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,963.

Port Jefferson, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,68583.67%
Asian5186.48%
Two or more races4665.83%
Other race2663.33%
Black or African American490.61%
Native American60.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Port Jefferson Population by Race

Port Jefferson Population Pyramid 2024

Port Jefferson Median Age

45.1

Total

41.7

Male

47.1

Female

Port Jefferson Adults

There are 6,487 adults, (1,823 of whom are seniors) in Port Jefferson.

Port Jefferson Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female3,97749.77%
Male4,01350.23%

Port Jefferson Population by Age

Port Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1192.4770.329.7
Married1,5213.248911
Non Family1,2861.3450.849.2
Female1933.8454.945.1
Male1192.768.131.9

3.16

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Port Jefferson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1041.81%
9th to 12th Grade1582.75%
High School Graduate81514.18%
Some College61710.74%
Associates Degree3686.4%
Bachelors Degree1,31922.95%
Graduate Degree2,36641.17%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Port Jefferson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,8284,6543,116
Hispanic459392244
Asian312312229
2+ Races242242187
Other Race14610924
Black492814
Native American660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 77.27%.

Port Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$74,178$86,846$68,481
Less Than 9th Grade$0$22,917$0
High School Graduate$39,890$45,035$27,000
Some College$62,303$98,750$47,981
Bachelors Degree$73,382$71,111$76,750
Graduate Degree$95,930$108,750$87,647

$74,178

Average Earnings

$86,846

Average Male

$68,481

Average Female

Port Jefferson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Jefferson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Port Jefferson Language

81.36% of Port Jefferson residents speak only English, while 18.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.42% of the population.

Port Jefferson Language

Port Jefferson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,2482514.02%
Hispanic823627.53%
Multiple4645110.99%
Other2653212.08%
Asian518295.6%
Black422866.67%
Native66100%

5.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.58%

Male Poverty Rate

5.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Jefferson is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Jefferson is White, with 4.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.14%.

Port Jefferson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.61%
High School10.5%
Some College7%
Bachelors or Greater2.12%

Port Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed18.95%
Female Employed3.7%
Male Employed3.04%
Female Unemployed0%

Port Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Jefferson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$134,230$173,066
Families$181,715$207,243
Married Families$206,806$-999,999,999
Non Families$77,283$101,734

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Port Jefferson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Port Jefferson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Port Jefferson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Port Jefferson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

220

Number of Veterans

220

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam53
Korea34
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War8
World War II4

Port Jefferson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+98
65 to 7465
55 to 6440
35 to 549
18 to 348

Port Jefferson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2123.81%
Other Race41.76%
2+ Races41.37%
Hispanic40.73%

Port Jefferson Veterans by Race

Port Jefferson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Jefferson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Port Jefferson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Port Jefferson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Port Jefferson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.4%

Born in Port Jefferson

84.39%

Native Born

15.61%

Foreign Born

7.21%

Non Citizen

8.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.39% of Port Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 67.4% having been born in New York. 7.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Port Jefferson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,395480.58%
20288,347480.58%
20278,299480.58%
20268,251480.59%
20258,203480.59%
20248,155480.59%
20238,107480.6%
20228,059570.71%
20218,002390.49%
20207,963-190-2.33%
20198,153-24-0.29%
20188,1773254.14%
20177,852791.02%
20167,773-23-0.3%
20157,79650.06%
20147,79120.03%
20137,789310.4%
20127,75860.08%
20117,752-5-0.06%
20107,757-80-1.02%
20007,8373825.12%
19907,45572410.76%
19806,7311,21622.05%
19705,5152,963116.11%
19602,55200%
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Port Jefferson Population by Year