Center Moriches, Long Island
Center Moriches is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Brookhaven. As of the 2000 census, there were 6,655 people, 2,319 households, and 1,776 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,957, and the median income for a family was $63,986. Males had a median income of $48,362 and only $33,661 for females. The latitude of Center Moriches is 40.800N. The longitude is -72.79W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
In the late 1800s, duck farming was a major industry in Center Moriches. The community also takes care to preserve the best parts of its original agrarian settings at a time when agriculture has become scarce on all of Long Island. About 58% of adults here are married.. Large families and residences are common in Center Moriches. An estimated 78% of houses in Center Moriches are occupied by their owners. Vacation or seasonal housing units are not uncommon in the town. According to the famous researchers in New York, there was only one registered sex offender living in Center Moriches in early 2007. The ratio of number of residents in Center Moriches to the number of sex offenders is 6655 to 1.
The racial-makeup of Center Moriches comprises of 90.02% White, 5.24% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 1.29% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish. The community is served by Center Moriches Union Free School District which encompasses Elementary, Middle and High Schools and uses close parent-teacher interaction to impart quality education to all its children. Center Moriches is a community of learners reflecting the core values of their school system such as academic excellence, caring and cooperative relationships, and a respect for human differences, and commitment to community. Several houses of worships in town including the Assembly of God Church, the Manorville Community Church, the Saint John's Episcopal Church, the Bel Ame Zion Church, the Presbyterian Church, and the First Church of God in Christ which the residents here are known to be religious. The local Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, recreational, moral, and civic interests of the Moriches area. The Historical Society, Civil Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars are the other key bodies through which the town's residents organize group activity and participate in decision-making. Realty market in Center Moriches has good chances of appreciation. Typical house styles include Capes, ranches, Victorians, and Colonials with a price range between $220,000 and $1.2M.