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Moriches, New York - Basic Facts

The Moriches Census Designated Place had a population of 2,858 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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


Total Population 2,858
Population in Households 2,851
Population in Familes 2,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,376
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $85,065
Average Household Income $116,672
Per Capita Income $53,842


Total Housing Units 1,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 648 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 669 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $440,881
Average Home Value $513,310


Total Households 1,317
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 760
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 0.09% 0.08%
Households -0.05% 0.02%
Families -0.24% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

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, 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 # 500 58th
Population Density # 579 52nd
Diversity Index # 338 72nd
Median Household Income # 378 68th
Per Capita Income # 180 85th

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