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Moriches, New York - Basic Facts

The Moriches Census Designated Place had a population of 2,860 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Moriches is located at latitude 40.8054 and longitude -72.827 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Moriches Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Moriches Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389506) 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 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 Moriches population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,860
Population in Households 2,853
Population in Familes 2,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,377
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,327
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 769
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 649 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 678 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $423,828
Average Home Value $487,442


Median Household Income $79,077
Average Household Income $100,623
Per Capita Income $46,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.15%
Households 0.06% 0.09%
Families -0.12% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Moriches, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 499 58th
Population Density1 # 577 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 346 71st
Median Household Income # 368 69th
Per Capita Income # 208 83rd

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