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Welcome to Port Jefferson ...

The coastal village of Port Jefferson is located in Suffolk County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Port Jefferson: Prt. Jefferson

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Jefferson has a population of 8,145 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Jefferson.

Port Jefferson is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Port Jefferson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Port Jefferson: 11777<4>

Websites for Port Jefferson ...

Official Website: www.portjeff.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Jefferson had an population of 8,145 people. This is an increase of 5.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Jefferson had a population of 7,750 people. This makes Port Jefferson the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Port Jefferson represents 0.04% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 313rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,750 people, the population of Port Jefferson decreased 1.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,837 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Jefferson.

Adding Port Jefferson to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Port Jefferson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Port Jefferson elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Port Jefferson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Port Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Port Jefferson - it's located in Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Port Jefferson.

Communities near Port Jefferson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Jefferson.

  • Brookhaven [Suffolk County]
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    • Brookhaven [Suffolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Port Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 480,763 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
  • Islip [Suffolk County]
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    • Islip [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Port Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 329,610 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islip have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islip
  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Port Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Port Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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      • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Port Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
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      • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Port Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Port Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Milford [New Haven County]
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      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Port Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Port Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratford
      • Stratford [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Port Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Jefferson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Jefferson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Jefferson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Port Jefferson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Jefferson. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Port Jefferson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Jefferson ...

Looking for more information about Port Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Port Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Jefferson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Port Jefferson: www.portjeff.com/

The official website for Suffolk County: www.co.suffolk.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Suffolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Jefferson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Port Jefferson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Jefferson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Jefferson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9467, Longitude: -73.0693    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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