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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,485
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+4,150
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married59%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.4%
Median Earnings25+$49,509
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,794

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,623
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone16.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,410
Median House Value$383,500

Ancestry

Italian30.2%
Irish28%
German21.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Polish8.6%
English6.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Ukrainian2%
Greek1.7%
Russian1.7%
Czech1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Maltese0.6%
Scottish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Iranian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
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Center Moriches Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11934
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.79
Approximate 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)

StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationBRIDGEHAMPTON
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationGREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp66 to 80 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Moriches5,272$101,902
Eastport1,805$115,250
Mastic15,641$77,763
Mastic Beach14,867$67,760
Moriches2,790$73,657
Shirley25,432$86,569

Center Moriches Public Libraries

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

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Center Moriches Public Schools

Center Moriches High School
311 Frowein Rd
ZIP: 11934
(631) 878-0092
High
Total Enrollment 579
Center Moriches Middle School
311 Frowein Rd
ZIP: 11934
(631) 878-0092
Middle
Total Enrollment 371
Clayton Huey Elementary School
511 Main St
ZIP: 11934
(631) 878-0052
Primary
Total Enrollment 681

Center Moriches Private Schools

Leonard E Burket Christian School
34 Oak St
ZIP: 11934
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
Our Lady Queen Of Apostles Reg Catholic School
2 Saint Johns Pl
ZIP: 11934
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
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