Center Moriches, NY
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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, Center Moriches isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Center Moriches are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Center Moriches is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Center Moriches who work in management occupations (11.71%), sales jobs (10.74%), and office and administrative support (10.50%).

Of important note, Center Moriches is also a town of artists. Center Moriches has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Center Moriches’s character.

Because of many things, Center Moriches is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Center Moriches a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Center Moriches has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Center Moriches’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.

The overall education level of Center Moriches is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.30% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Center Moriches in 2010 was $32,200, 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 $128,800 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Center Moriches include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Center Moriches is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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