Centerport, New York

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Centerport, New York

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. The town’s population is approximately 5,446.

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.

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High Points

Centerport strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Centerport People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Centerport Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Centerport College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Centerport Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Centerport Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Centerport Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Centerport Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Centerport, New York

Comparing Centerport to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Housing Recently Built 3 6
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Centerport Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,446 100%
Male 2,643 48.5%
Female 2,803 51.5%
Under 18 1,362 25%
18+ 4,084 75%
65+ 678 12.4%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 3.07
White 5,318 97.6%
African-American 12 0.2%
Asian 64 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 17 0.3%
Mixed Race 29 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 117 2.1%

Centerport Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 24.1%
Irish 23%
German 15.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
English 6.3%
US/American 2.7%
Russian 2.4%
Polish 2.2%
Greek 2.1%
European 1.4%
Dutch 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.8%
British 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Romanian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Centerport 5,446 $101,908
East Northport 20,845 $80,291
Greenlawn 13,286 $76,917
Halesite 2,582 $122,842
Huntington 18,403 $100,494
Huntington Bay 1,496 $163,820
Northport 7,606 $104,488
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