Centereach, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Centereach, New York - Basic Facts

The Centereach Census Designated Place had a population of 32,490 as of July 1, 2016. Centereach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Centereach is located at latitude 40.8696 and longitude -73.0808 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Centereach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Centereach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389296) 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 Centereach Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Centereach 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 Centereach: New Village.

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


Total Population 32,490
Population in Households 32,331
Population in Familes 28,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density1 3,722
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 10,317
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 8,225
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,618 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,699 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $354,421
Average Home Value $378,041


Median Household Income $102,154
Average Household Income $116,629
Per Capita Income $37,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.39%
Households 0.46% 0.38%
Families 0.36% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Centereach, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centereach 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 # 36 97th
Population Density1 # 210 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 238 80th
Median Household Income # 190 84th
Per Capita Income # 390 67th

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