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Overview

Introduction to Centerport, New York

Centerport, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 33 miles E of New York, New York.

Centerport History

Centerport was known as Little Cow Harbor during the 1700s. Its name was changed to Centreport in 1836, and again to Centerport in 1895. It was named because it is located between the eastern and western boundaries of Huntington Township. Camp Alvernia, the first Catholic summer camp in the US, was established in Centerport in 1888.

Centerport and nearby Attractions

  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Centerport Beach

Things To Do In Centerport

Local museums include the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art and the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, while Cedarmere, Eagles Nest and Putnam Cottage are all accessible from Centerport as well. Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park and Hempstead Harbor Park are the local parks. The Bartlett Arboretum and Maritime Aquarium is a also popular local destinations.

Centerport Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F Kennedy International Airport.

Centerport Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Adelphi University, Dowling College and Fairfield University.

People

Total Population 5,447
Male Share of the Population 43.6%
Female Share of the Population 56.4%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,641
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $140,476
% Above Poverty Level 96.8%
% Below Poverty Level 3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 11.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 17%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,640
Median House Value $603,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 12.9%
Irish 31.7%

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

Centerport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11721
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.885
Longitude -73.376

Centerport 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 SETAUKET STRONG
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Centerport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Center Port (11721)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Northport 19,682 $108,805
Greenlawn 14,481 $108,194
Halesite 2,810 $140,189
Huntington 204,240 $122,602
Huntington Bay 1,509 $193,889

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

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