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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,157
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+16,216
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$50,187
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,226
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,376

Wealth

Median Family Income$109,332
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$2,065
Median House Value$329,800

Ancestry

Italian31.2%
Irish23.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.8%
German19.6%
Polish4.7%
English4.1%
Russian1.9%
West Indian1.6%
Portuguese1.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Greek1.2%
Scottish0.9%
Swedish0.8%
African0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Haitian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Centereach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11720
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.87
Approximate Longitude-73.08

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)

StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance6.6 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
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Holbrook26,435$112,620
Lake Grove11,206$112,128
Lake Ronkonkoma19,882$107,879
Nesconset13,973$124,663
Ronkonkoma18,846$98,512
St. James13,512$116,389

Centereach Public Libraries

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

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Centereach Public Schools

Centereach High School
14 43rd St
ZIP: 11720
(631) 285-8100
High
Total Enrollment 1552
Dawnwood Middle School
10 43rd St
ZIP: 11720
(631) 285-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1167
Holbrook Road School
170 Holbrook Ave
ZIP: 11720
(631) 285-8560
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Jericho Elementary School
34 N Coleman Rd
ZIP: 11720
(631) 285-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
North Coleman Road School
197 N Coleman Rd
ZIP: 11720
(631) 285-8660
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Oxhead Road School
144 Oxhead Rd
ZIP: 11720
(631) 285-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Selden Middle School
22 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 11720
(631) 285-8400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1137
Unity Drive Kindergarten-pre K Center
11 Unity Dr
ZIP: 11720
(631) 285-8760
Primary
Total Enrollment 573

Centereach Private Schools

Our Savior New American School
140 Mark Tree Rd
ZIP: 11720
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 857
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