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 7,623 as of July 1, 2015.

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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Center Moriches: Centre Moriches.

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Center Moriches, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,623
Population in Households 7,515
Population in Familes 6,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 1,461
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 2,618
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 1,970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,064 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 554 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 290 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $317,185
Average Home Value $348,050


Median Household Income $94,855
Average Household Income $105,457
Per Capita Income $36,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.13%
Households 0.15% 0.14%
Families 0.1% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.

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Center Moriches, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center Moriches to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 307 74th
Median Household Income # 259 78th
Per Capita Income # 409 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.