Center Moriches is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,628 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Center Moriches is the 234th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Center Moriches are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Center Moriches is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Center Moriches is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Center Moriches who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), sales jobs (10.52%), and management occupations (9.55%).
Because of many things, Center Moriches is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Center Moriches really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Center Moriches perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Center Moriches is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Center Moriches, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.78 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Center Moriches citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.42% of adults in Center Moriches have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Center Moriches in 2010 was $35,445, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,780 for a family of four. However, Center Moriches contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Center Moriches home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Center Moriches residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Center Moriches include Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Center Moriches is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.