Long Island: Central Islip
Central Islip is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Islip. As of the 2010 census, there were 34,450 people,9,707 households, and 7,489 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $68,876, and the median income for a family was $71,428. Males had a median income of $39,721 and just $35,247 for females. The latitude of Central Islip is 40.790N. The longitude is -73.202W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.
There was no exact reason for William Nicoll of Islipe in England to have bought some 80 square miles of land from the original Secatogue Indian inhabitants at this particular place, but for sure it has certainly paid handsome dividends in the following centuries. Central Islip was named for its location between Islip and East Islip. The former and merged names include Suffolk Station. In the late 19th century, New York City established a mental hospital in Central Islip. The number of patients peaked at 10,000 in 1955 and the institution closed 22 years later. The new Cohalan County Court Complex and Federal Courthouse complex was known as the second largest in the country also opened on a portion of the former Central Islip Psychiatric Center’s 788-acre campus.
The racial-makeup of Central Islip comprises of 43.6% White, 25.0% African American, 0.9% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 24.7% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Puerto Rican, Italian, Irish, and Central American. The community is served by Central Islip Union Free School District which has four elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. There is also a private Catholic School located within the town which is the Our Lady of Providence Regional School.
Central Islip is also home of the New York Institute of Technology and Touro Law School located next to the local Supreme Court building. Central Islip has many developments and their economy is booming. The Central Islip Civic Council announced that Central Islip’s downtown area will be renovated. Developments made in the area include College Woods, Park Row, Bella Casa Estates, Islip Landings, Courthouse Commons, Waddington Estates, and Coventry Village.
Bethpage Ballpark, a 6,000 seat baseball park is in Central Islip, It serves as the home of the Long Island Ducks. Central Islip is known as ethnically various communities that attract many visitors and home buyers. House styles include capes, Colonials, ranch-style, and high-ranches with the median sale price of $185,428 based on 1 home sale in the fourth quarter of 2012.