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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,251
Male Share of the Population43.8%
Female Share of the Population56.2%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+2,646
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60%
Median Earnings25+$67,115
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,227
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$136,641
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home11.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation14.7%

Housing

People Living Alone19%
Median Gross Rent$1,614
Median House Value$581,000

Ancestry

Irish35.1%
Italian31.2%
German24.6%
English10.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.4%
Polish4.5%
Russian2.7%
Turkish1.9%
French Except Basque1.9%
Greek1.5%
Scottish1.5%
Czech1.4%
Canadian1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Swiss0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.8%
African0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Icelander0.3%
Arab0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Belgian0.2%
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Centerport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11721
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-73.37

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)

StationSETAUKET STRONG
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance15.6 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Northport19,373$113,574
Greenlawn14,208$116,685
Halesite2,504$147,639
Huntington203,974$127,225
Huntington Bay1,516$189,773
Northport7,393$149,464

Centerport Public Schools

Washington Drive Primary School
95 Washington Dr
ZIP: 11721
(631) 754-5592
Primary
Total Enrollment 633

Centerport Private Schools

Love Of Learning Montessori
105 Prospect Rd
ZIP: 11721
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
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