Center Moriches, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Center Moriches, New York - Basic Facts

The Center Moriches Census Designated Place had a population of 7,726 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Center Moriches is located at latitude 40.802 and longitude -72.7952 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Center Moriches Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Center Moriches Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389295) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Center Moriches Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Center Moriches population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Center Moriches: Centre Moriches.

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Center Moriches, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,726
Population in Households 7,619
Population in Familes 6,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 1,474
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 2,643
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,981
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,937 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,075 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 568 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $420,182
Average Home Value $484,639


Median Household Income $84,245
Average Household Income $107,673
Per Capita Income $37,273
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.29%
Households 0.28% 0.28%
Families 0.17% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Center Moriches, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center Moriches to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 244 80th
Population Density1 # 554 54th
Diversity Index2 # 309 74th
Median Household Income # 325 73rd
Per Capita Income # 389 68th

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