Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson is the largest shipbuilding industry in Suffolk County, New York.

Welcome to Port Jefferson

An engaging and vibrant small town in Suffolk County, New York
Port Jefferson is the largest shipbuilding industry in Suffolk County, New York. Despite being small, this town is lively. There are a lot of shops and restaurants to visit, as well as entertainment venues. The main street of Port Jefferson is the best place to go if you're looking for fun, and residents and tourists frequent the streets to find things to do. 

What to Love

  • North shore of Long Island
  • Lively main street
  • Gorgeous waterfront views
  • Convenient ferry to Connecticut

Local Lifestyle

Port Jefferson is a small village with a big and bustling atmosphere. There's always something to do, but it's easy to have a peaceful day at home if you wish! Visit Main Street for a day filled with fun and shopping or stay home and relax without the loud noises of the city. Residents and tourists can also enjoy a nice beach day without the crowds.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are plenty of places to eat in Port Jefferson, no matter what food you prefer. Old Fields is just one of these fantastic restaurants. It's an American restaurant located on Wynn Lane, serving a variety of draft beers and cocktails you can choose from. Head there to enjoy some lovely New American food at a vintage-style restaurant. The Steam Room is also a New American restaurant that serves seafood and sandwiches. Many locals think of this place as a Port Jefferson tradition!
RUVO is an Italian restaurant with a bar chain and authentic Italian food. Try out one of their signature Ruvo Salads or mini rice balls filled with fennel sausage. You won't regret it! Prohibition is another great restaurant in Port Jefferson that serves a variety of different foods. From barbeque to burritos, their menu is full of good food. Nearly everyone can find something they've got a craving for on the menu.
Looking for a nice place to grab a beer? Then try out Port Jeff Brewing Company. This microbrewery has a tasting room as well. Support the local businesses in your area by grabbing a drink from Port Jeff. Pindar Tasting Room, officially known as Pindar Vineyards, is a go-to wine store when you want good wine. Their tasting room is open seven days a week until 5:30 PM, with indoor and outdoor seating available.

Things to Do

Theatre Three is a performing arts center in Port Jefferson. It's located in Athena Hall and is a nonprofit company. There are one-act plays, school performances, comedy, children's plays, and educational touring. You can also attend the Drama Academy to learn more about performing arts! If you're more of a movie person, you can check out the Port Jefferson Cinema, where they showcase the most recent movies.

Go ice skating at the Rinx! They're only open in the winter, but the fun is worth the wait. You can even take classes on figure skating and typical ice skating. Pirate's Cove is a local park in Port Jefferson. It's a very popular spot in Long Island where you can learn about eco-friendly shopping, outdoor life, and the animals that inhabit the village.
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Overview for Port Jefferson, NY

9,549 people live in Port Jefferson, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $56,946.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Port Jefferson, NY

Port Jefferson has 3,690 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Port Jefferson do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,549 people call Port Jefferson home. The population density is 2,450.32 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.09 / 49.91%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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0 to 14 Minutes
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60+ Minutes

Schools in Port Jefferson, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Port Jefferson. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Port Jefferson Middle School
6th - 8th
Port Jefferson Elementary School
K - 6th
Earl L Vandermeulen High School
9th - 12th
Maryhaven Center Of Hope
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Our Lady Of Wisdom Regional School
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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