Centereach is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 30,980 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Centereach is the 45th 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.
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.
One downside of living in Centereach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.44 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Centereach citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.44% of adults in Centereach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Centereach in 2018 was $42,451, 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 $169,804 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 15.82% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Centereach include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
Centereach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.06%.
The most common language spoken in Centereach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.