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Centereach is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for its location in the middle of the island.
The latitude of Centereach is 40.858N. The longitude is -73.1W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 27,285.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Centereach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11784 ZIP code.
15% of Centereach residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Centereach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Centereach was $23,197, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Centereach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Centereach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $869. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,554.
Libraries in Centereach include Middle Country Public Library - Centereach ... View libraries
Newspapers in Centereach include Times of Middle Country
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Centereach political report.
The average commute time for Centereach workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Centereach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Centereach include Holiday Inn Express.
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