Patchogue, New York
Patchogue, New York
|Incorporated Village of Patchogue|
U.S. Census map
|• Mayor||Paul V. Pontieri Jr.|
|• Total||2.52 sq mi (6.53 km2)|
|• Land||2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)|
|• Water||0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)|
|Elevation||20 ft (6 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||5,451.77/sq mi (2,104.68/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||631, 934|
|GNIS feature ID||0959977|
Patchogue (//, PATCH-awg) is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 11,798 at the time of the 2010 census. Patchogue is part of the town of Brookhaven, on the south shore of Long Island, adjoining Great South Bay. It is officially known as the Incorporated Village of Patchogue.
Patchogue, which is approximately 60 miles (100 km) east of Manhattan, became incorporated in 1893. A natural riverfront and harbor are resources that the village has utilized for the past 100 years, to become a modern and largely self-contained community.
Patchogue and the adjacent hamlet of Medford share a school district and library. There are Primary, Middle and High Schools, plus continuing education programs for adults. The School District, library, and St. Joseph's College provide 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.
The Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts 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.
Patchogue has places of worship of various Christian denominations. 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 the St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Rider Avenue across from Terry Street. St. Francis de Sales is the Roman Catholic parish which was formed in the 1880s. It was formed and flourished despite the protests of the nativist Know Nothing movement. Patchogue also has two synagogues, Young Israel of Patchogue and Temple Beth-El. Patchogue is also home of the Blue Point Brewing Company.
Volunteer organisations include The Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus Council 725, Kiwanis, Rotarians and Lions. The Patchogue Ambulance Company is an all-volunteer service.
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.
Patchogue is located at (40.763370, −73.017868).
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) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (10.71%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
In 1812 there were 75 inhabitants in Patchogue according to The Brooklyn Eagle, published in 1930.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,919 people, 4,636 households, and 2,749 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,301.2 people per square mile (2,045.3/km2). There were 4,902 housing units at an average density of 2,180.2 per square mile (841.2/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.
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 line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
Sunset off the Mascot Dock
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).
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.
The news website GreaterPatchogue.com began publication in 2015. It is owned by Greater Long Island Media Group, LLC, an independent company based in Patchogue.
- Patchogue is served by the LIRR Montauk Branch. The station is a hub for several Suffolk County Transit bus lines (the S40, S54, S61, S63, S66, S68, 7A & 7B), as well as the Village of Patchogue Bus.
- Within walking distance of the LIRR station is the Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, which serves Davis Park, New York and the Watch Hill Visitor's Center in the Otis G. Pike Fire Island Wilderness Area.
- The main road through Patchogue is Montauk Highway. Other important roads are (from west to east) County Route 19 (Suffolk County, New York), South and North Ocean Avenues, the latter of which leads to County Route 83 (Suffolk County, New York) and New York State Route 112.
- Emily Newton Barto, painter was born in Patchogue
- Walta Borawski American poet
- Kevin Connolly, "E" from Entourage, born on March 5, 1974; grew up in Patchogue and went to Patchogue-Medford High School.
- Mike Fagan, professional bowler
- Jack Giarraputo, Hollywood producer and business partner to actor-comedian Adam Sandler
- Irv Gordon, Owner/driver of the highest mileage vehicle in the world 2.8 million miles (Guinness record holder).
- Neal Heaton, baseball player for New York Yankees (1993), lives in East Patchogue.
- Billy Idol, English musician – lived in a house in Patchogue when his family emigrated to the United States in 1958.
- Leila Kenzle, actress – was born in Patchogue (1960)
- Jeffrey R. MacDonald, convicted of killing his wife and daughters, lived in Patchogue and attended Patchogue High School. This story was the focus of the book and television mini-series Fatal Vision
- Biz Markie, rapper – lived in Patchogue
- Chrisette Michele, Patchogue-raised Grammy winner who won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2009 for her song "Be OK".
- Michael P. Murphy, a U.S. Navy SEAL and North Patchogue native (1976); posthumously received the Medal of Honor in 2007 for bravery in action against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2005.
- Robert Pelletreau, US Diplomat and Ambassador, born in Patchogue, lawyer from family of prominent judges and lawyers in Patchogue, Pelletreau & Pelletreau.
- Sylvia Porter, journalist – born in Patchogue (1913)
- William T. Sanders, anthropologist specialising in Mesoamerican archaeology, born and grew up in Patchogue.
- Jeff Schaefer, baseball player for Chicago White Sox (1989), born in Patchogue.
- Edgar A. Sharp, United States Representative – Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress(1945–1947): born in Patchogue(1876).
- Renée Felice Smith, actress known for portraying Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles since joining the series in 2010, attended Patchogue-Medford High School.
- Marcus Stroman, pitcher for the New York Mets, attended Patchogue-Medford High School.
- William Stuart-Houston (born William Patrick Hitler), Adolf Hitler's nephew lived on Silver Street in Patchogue, along with his mother Bridget, his wife Phyllis, and his four sons, Alexander, Louis, Howard, and Brian.
- Bryant Neal Vinas, convicted of participating in and supporting al-Qaeda plots in Afghanistan and the U.S., and helping al-Qaeda plan a bomb attack on the Long Island Rail Road.
- Briarcliffe College–Patchogue
- East Patchogue, New York
- Mascot Dock
- North Patchogue, New York
- Patchogue Bay
- Patchogue-Medford High School
- Patchogue-Medford Library
- Patchogue-Medford School District
- Patchogue River
- Patchogue Theatre
- Sandspit Park Beach & Marina
- Shorefront Park
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- "Record of Decision, Patchogue" (PDF). New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. March 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- "Timothy J. Dyson Dead". The Brooklyn Citizen. May 6, 1911. p. 12. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
- "About Us". greaterlongisland.com. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
- "transportation". Patchoguevillage.org. Archived from the original on 2014-07-25. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Profiles in Mileage: Meet the 2.8-Million-Mile Man | Autopia". WIRED. 2014-05-07. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Rapper Biz Markie from Long Island dies at 57". Newsday. The Associated Press. July 17, 2021. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
- COREY KILGANNON (April 24, 2006). "Three Quiet Brothers on Long Island, All of Them Related to Hitler". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
- Rotella, Sebastian; Mayer, Josh (July 23, 2009). "U.S.-born militant who fought for Al Qaeda is in custody". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- Images of America: Patchogue, by Hans Henke, out of print.
- The Patchogue Story, by historian Anne Swezey, (2/6/1924 – 4/20/2009)
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