Patchogue, New York

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Patchogue (/ˈpæɒɡ/ PATCH-og) is a village in Suffolk County, New York. The population was 12,408 at the time of the 2020 census. Patchogue is an incorporated community part of the town of Brookhaven, on the south shore of Long Island, adjoining the Great South Bay. It is officially known as the Incorporated Village of Patchogue.

Patchogue, New York
Incorporated Village of Patchogue
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Patchogue, New York is located in Long Island
Patchogue, New York
Location within the state of New York
Patchogue, New York is located in New York
Patchogue, New York
Patchogue, New York (New York)
Coordinates: 40°45′48″N 73°1′4″W / 40.76333°N 73.01778°W / 40.76333; -73.01778
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • MayorPaul V. Pontieri Jr.
 • Total2.52 sq mi (6.53 km2)
 • Land2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Water0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
20 ft (6 m)
 • Total12,408
 • Density5,490.27/sq mi (2,119.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00
ZIP Code
Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-56660
GNIS feature ID0959977


Sketch of early Patchogue
Historical Markers in NYS - Places President George Washington visited in 1790
George Bradford Brainerd. Creek, Patchogue, Long Island, ca. 1872–1878. Brooklyn Museum
George Bradford Brainerd. Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, Long Island, ca. 1872–1887. Brooklyn Museum
View of Patchogue in 1930

Patchogue, which is approximately 60 miles (100 km) east of Manhattan, became incorporated in 1893.

In 1812, there were 75 inhabitants in Patchogue according to The Brooklyn Eagle, published in 1930.[2]

The Patchogue Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) was operated from 1904 to 1926. The company was a small operation, converting coal and/or petroleum products to a flammable gas for use in lighting and industry. The company was sold to Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO).[3]

The Patchogue Theatre opened in 1923. It was later renovated into a triplex, after which it was converted to a single movie theater. It closed in the late 1980s. In the mid-1990s the village acquired the theater, and completely refurbished the building; it now seats 1,166 people.

Three churches in Patchogue are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Congregational Church on East Main Street, United Methodist Church on South Ocean Avenue between Church Street and Terry Street, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Rider Avenue across from Terry Street.

In 2019, the local downtown area was recognized by the American Planning Association as one of America's four "Great Neighborhoods". Since 2007, the association has recognized over 300 neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces that make communities stronger and bring people together through good planning.[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km2) (10.71%) is water.

A natural riverfront and harbor are resources that the village has utilized since its founding, to become a modern and largely self-contained community.



The Mayor of Patchogue is Paul V. Pontieri

Public Safety


The Patchogue Department of Public Safety is a Public security department to insure well being of all Patchogue Residents, Similar to a Police Department.[5] The Patchogue Police Department stopped operating in the 1940s.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
The Four Corners, where West & East Main Streets meet South & North Ocean Avenues

As of the 2000 census,[7] there were 11,919 people, 4,636 households, and 2,749 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,301.2 inhabitants per square mile (2,046.8/km2). There were 4,902 housing units at an average density of 2,180.2 per square mile (841.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 81.27% White, 3.89% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 9.23% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 23.84% of the population.[8]

There were 4,636 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.20.

22.5% of Patchogue's inhabitants were under the age of 18, 9.2% ranged from 18 and 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,027, and the median income for a family was $60,126. Males had a median income of $38,561 versus $30,599 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,962. 8.1% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty threshold, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010, the demographics were 61.8% White, 29.6% Hispanic, 5.3% Black, 0.3% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.1% Some Other Race, and 1.4% Two or More Races.[8][9]



The Blue Point Brewing Company is based in Patchogue.[10] The Patchogue Central Business District or "Downtown" is the 2nd Largest Financial district[11] in Eastern Long Island. Downtown is major transport and exchange hub throughout Eastern New York and Southern Connecticut. There is a museum located within the village called MoCA Long Island.

The Median family income is $110,576.



Patchogue is served by the Patchogue-Medford Public Schools, Patchogue-Medford Library and Carnegie Library. Extreme Western parts of Patchogue are served by the Bayport-Blue Point School District.[12] There are primary, middle and high schools, plus continuing education programs for adults. The school district, library, and St. Joseph's University a variety of educational opportunities. In 2010, the Patchogue-Medford Library was awarded the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Science for the library's work in bilingual programming.[13]

Secondary Education

Primary Education

  • Bay Elementary School
  • River Elementary School
  • Medford Elementary School
  • Barton Elementary School


Adult Education



The Patchogue newspaper The Long Island Advance dates back to 1871, when Timothy J. Dyson a former newspaper correspondent from Brooklyn, printed the first edition out of a small office on West Main Street.[15]

The news website began publication in 2015.[16] It is owned by Greater Long Island Media Group, Inc., an independent company based in Patchogue.

Radio stations Big 98.1, WALK-FM, WBLI, WLID and WNYG are licensed to serve Patchogue.



Notable people


See also



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  2. ^ "History of Patchogue Village, East Patchogue and North Patchogue". Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "Record of Decision, Patchogue" (PDF). New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. March 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Korb, Priscila (September 25, 2019). "Patchogue Village Named Among 2019 Great Neighborhoods". Patch. Patchogue, NY. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "Public Safety | Patchogue, NY". Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ a b "Patchogue, NY Population – Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts". CensusViewer. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  9. ^ "2010 Census data for PATCHOGUE, NY". Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  10. ^ Bryson, Lew; Cazentre, Don (March 1, 2014). New York Breweries: 2nd Edition. Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-5873-4.
  11. ^ "See and Be Part of the Scene at These 8 Vibrant Downtowns". November 20, 2019. Retrieved September 16, 2023.
  12. ^ "School Districts Serving Patchogue, NY". Niche. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  13. ^ Gillespie, Lisa (December 21, 2010). "First Lady Presents Patchogue-Medford Library with National Award – Arts & Entertainment". Patch. Patchogue, NY. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  14. ^ "Emanuel Lutheran School Patchogue | Faithfully Serving Families Since 1957". April 6, 2024. Archived from the original on April 6, 2024. Retrieved April 10, 2024.
  15. ^ "Timothy J. Dyson Dead". The Brooklyn Citizen. May 6, 1911. p. 12. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  16. ^ "About Us". Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  17. ^ "transportation". Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  18. ^ "Rapper Biz Markie from Long Island dies at 57". Newsday. The Associated Press. July 17, 2021. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  19. ^ Kilgannon, Corey (April 24, 2006). "Three Quiet Brothers on Long Island, All of Them Related to Hitler". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2012.


  • Images of America: Patchogue, by Hans Henke, Patchogue village historian, Arcadia Publishing.
  • The Patchogue Story, by historian Anne Swezey, (February 6, 1924 – April 20, 2009)