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.

Unlike some towns, Centereach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Centereach are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.69%), sales jobs (14.18%), and management occupations (9.67%).

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.

Centereach 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, Centereach’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The overall education level of Centereach is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.60% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Centereach in 2010 was $33,583, 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 $134,332 for a family of four.

Centereach is a somewhat 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 12.23% 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.