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Overview

Introduction to Center Moriches, New York

Center Moriches, New York, in Suffolk county, is 23 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 62 miles E of New York, New York.

Center Moriches History

Center Moriches was named in honor of a Native American who once lived in the area. Col. William Smith purchased land in the Moriches area sometime between 1691 and 1697, but he was unable to retain much of the land because earlier settlers had already claimed the late. When railroad tracks were laid in the area in 1881, this area became a popular vacationing spot for residents of New York City.

Center Moriches and nearby Attractions

  • Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Center Moriches

Local museums include the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, the BNL Science Museum, and the Long Island Maritime Museum. The Heckscher State Park offers provisions for picnicking, fishing, swimming, hiking and biking, while the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium features the biggest living display of coral in the world. The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located nearby as well.

Center Moriches Transportation

Air transportation is available from Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

Center Moriches Higher Education

Colleges and universities located nearby include Saint Josephs College, Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College and the University of New Haven.

People

Total Population 8,418
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 3,897
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 60.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,625
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,467
Median House Value $398,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 32.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Center Moriches Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11934
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -72.79

Center Moriches Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station BRIDGEHAMPTON
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Moriches 5,428 $102,443
Eastport 1,869 $110,179

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Center Moriches Public Libraries

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Center Moriches Free Public Library
235 MAIN STREET
Center Moriches, New York
(631) 878-0940

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Center Moriches High Schools

CTR MORICHES HS
311 FROWEIN RD
631-878-0092
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 472 students.

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