Centereach, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Centereach, New York - Basic Facts

The Centereach Census Designated Place had a population of 31,774 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.8584 and longitude -73.0996 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Centereach: New Village.

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Centereach, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 31,774
Population in Households 31,618
Population in Familes 27,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 156
Population Density2 3,640
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $107,229
Average Household Income $127,836
Per Capita Income $40,471


Total Housing Units 10,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,415 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,608 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 480 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $362,264
Average Home Value $392,319


Total Households 10,023
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 7,978
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.08% 0.12%
Households 0.0% 0.05%
Families -0.1% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2018 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 # 216 82nd
Diversity Index # 233 81st
Median Household Income # 203 83rd
Per Capita Income # 392 67th

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