Port Jefferson is a small town in New York with approximately 8,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 42, skew older than most cities in New York. Just 31% of residents rent in Port Jefferson, as home ownership is common in the town. With an average rent of $1,662 a month, exceeding the state average by $382 a month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Port Jefferson has an average commute time of about 32 minutes. Many residents (42%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.
There are three primary industries in Port Jefferson: healthcare, education, and scientific. Combined, these industries account for 25% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in management, making it the top field in the town. Port Jefferson workers earn an average annual income of just over $113,000, about $33,000 more than the state average. Port Jefferson's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Port Jefferson has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 24% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. In addition, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree.
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