Centereach, NY
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Centereach is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 31,778 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Centereach is the 38th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Centereach 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.

Centereach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Centereach is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centereach who work in office and administrative support (16.04%), sales jobs (13.11%), and management occupations (10.11%).

Also of interest is that Centereach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Centereach 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, Centereach really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Centereach 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.

The education level of Centereach citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.12% of adults in Centereach have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Centereach in 2010 was $33,605, 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 $134,420 for a family of four.

Centereach is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Centereach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centereach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Centereach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.56% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Centereach include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Centereach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.