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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Centereach is a suburb of New York City with a population of 32,028. Centereach is in Suffolk County. Living in Centereach offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Centereach there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Centereach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Centereach are highly rated.
About Centereach...
Population
32,028

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$341,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,885
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Centereach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Centereach

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,442
National
$55,322

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Centereach Reviews

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I will always consider Centereach as one with my childhood. I will always be grateful to the community, especially to the school, for fostering my growth. Centereach High School, not nearly considered the best among national public high schools, still prepared me brilliantly for college and catapulted me on to a successful career track. The teachers and staff there are indispensable to my educational experience, and I wouldn’t have wanted to go anywhere else. Otherwise, Centereach is a relatively active and diverse area. Being at the center of Long Island, resources, entertainment, jobs, and adventure are all readily accessible. Anything not found within the city limits are sure to be found right outside of them, making Centereach a convenient and exciting place thus lended itself perfectly to my experience growing up.
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I've lived in Centereach for most of my life. I absolutely love this town. It is filled with neat shops & restaurants, has easy access to major Long Island roads (Nicholls Rd, Rt 347, & the LIE), & offers a wide variety of house styles to choose from. Housing prices seem to fluctuate by neighborhood but you can find some good deals. I never went to the public primary schools but I've heard they are ok (Centereach High has a decent reputation but most people hate Newfield). I was homeschooled & the department head for homeschoolers in my school region is AMAZING! Ms. Donna Cooke is the best person ever! I wish she could bless other homeschoolers on LI.
The town of Centereach is a nice place to live in. It has a great school district in the Middle Country Central School District. It also has plenty of fantastic restaurants that provide a great night out for families. Finally, it has one of the best libraries in New York state in the Middle Country Public Library which offers so many different programs to all different age groups.