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Center Moriches, New York - Basic Facts

Center Moriches is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Center Moriches Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Suffolk County at latitude 40.8004 and longitude -72.7898. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Center Moriches Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Center Moriches: Centre Moriches.

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Center Moriches, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,801
Population in Households 7,693
Population in Familes 6,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 1,495
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 2,679
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 2,011
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,125 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 554 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $295,390
Average Home Value $326,847


Median Household Income $93,185
Average Household Income $109,476
Per Capita Income $37,758
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.68% 0.52%
Households 0.73% 0.52%
Families 0.61% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 237 80th
Population Density1 # 543 54th
Diversity Index2 # 309 74th
Median Household Income # 250 79th
Per Capita Income # 362 70th

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