Long Island: Centereach

Centereach is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is in the Town of Brookhaven bordering East Setauket, Lake Grove, Ronkonkoma and Selden. The community is 46 miles East of New York, New York.

As of the 2010 census, there were 31,578 people, 10,019 households, and 8,276 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $95,698 and the median income for a family was $100,353. Males had a median income of $62,982 and only $43,526 for females. The Median rent in Centereach was $900 and the monthly homeowner costs for people with mortgages were $1,679. Majority of resident’s ancestry were Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English. The latitude of Centereach is 40.858N. The longitude is -73.1W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.

Centereach WelcomeA sign welcomes visitors to the hamlet of Centereach.

In the early 20th century, the community was known as New Village. It was changed to Centereach because there was another town shared with the same name. The name “Centereach” reflects the centrality of the hamlet’s location to Long Island.

Centereach ChurchUnited Methodist Sunday School, 792 Hawkins Avenue

In later years, the community started to transform into a cohesive community. With the avid help of their residents, the hamlet has progressed which makes it into a growing suburban community. The Smart Growth Coalition has also formed to inspire and produce a plan of action to improve the roadways, parks, and building ordinances in Centereach.

Centereach CommonsCentereach Commons Retail Center

The community is served by The Middle Country Central School District (MCCSD) that composes eight elementary schools, two Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Centers, two middle schools, and two high schools. About 22% of Centereach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s or advanced college degree.

Centereach Post OfficeThe U.S. Post Office building in Centereach, NY, was renamed the Rose Y. Caracappa United States Post Office Building in 1996. Rose was responsible for the placement of several war monuments to veterans at Veterans Plaza outside the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Rep. Rick Lazio (R-NY), in a speech to congress for support of the renaming, said Rose was truly a patriot and a great American.

The town has also contains many homes that have been built in recent years. It features a variety of house styles that includes ranches, high- ranches, capes, split-levels and Colonials.

A stone monument in recognition of the Centereach Fire Department, established in 1933.

Affordable prices normally range from $240,000 -$700,000. The Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce is the new chamber of commerce serving the area. The organization has about 100 members that will help the area to develop local businesses, construction of buildings, boost their economy, and so much more.

Find a list of Long Island Towns and hamlets in our Long Island towns section.