Centereach, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Centereach, New York - Basic Facts

The Centereach Census Designated Place had a population of 32,277 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Centereach: New Village.

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Centereach, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,277
Daytime Population: Workers 6,659
Daytime Population: Residents 14,838
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,497
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 32,120
Population in Familes 28,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density2 3,698
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $104,498
Average Household Income $121,380
Per Capita Income $38,639


Total Housing Units 10,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,513 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,722 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 394 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $358,734
Average Home Value $383,406


Total Households 10,235
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 8,143
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.33%
Households 0.28% 0.32%
Families 0.17% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2017 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 # 40 97th
Population Density # 214 82nd
Diversity Index # 239 80th
Median Household Income # 197 84th
Per Capita Income # 397 67th

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