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Overview

Introduction to Centereach, New York

Centereach, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 46 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Centereach History

Centereach was known as New Village until the early years of the 20th century. The town adopted its present name in 1915, when it was discovered that another town in Upstate New York was named New Village. The new name was a reference to the area’s location at the center of Long Island.

Centereach and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • St. George Golf and Country Club
  • Rocky Point State Natural Resource Management Area
  • Setauket Harbor
  • Pine Ridge Golf Club
  • Long Island Museum

Things To Do In Centereach

There are plenty of recreational opportunities in Centereach. The town's parks are equipped for various sports and games and also have facilities for picnics. There are many miles of walking and hiking trails, providing scenic views along the way.

Centereach Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport provides air transportation to the people of Long Island.

Centereach Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Suffolk County Community College, Saint Joseph's College, Hofstra University and Dowling College.

People

Total Population 32,649
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 16,641
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.1%
Median Earnings25+ $48,375
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,713
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,017

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,910
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.2%
Median Gross Rent $2,134
Median House Value $329,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.9%
Irish 22.9%

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

Centereach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11720
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.858
Longitude -73.1

Centereach 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 ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 4 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 6.6 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 BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

South Setauket (11720)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Holbrook 27,533 $110,360
Lake Grove 11,262 $107,212
Lake Ronkonkoma 19,943 $106,229

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

Centereach Public Libraries

Library
Middle Country Public Library
101 EASTWOOD BOULEVARD
Centereach, New York
(631) 585-9393
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Centereach High Schools

CENTEREACH HS
14 43RD ST
631-285-8100
Serves 1,665 students.

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