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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Center Moriches is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
Center Moriches is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Center Moriches’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Center Moriches is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Center Moriches, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.78 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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.