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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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 31,953. Centereach is in Suffolk County. Living in Centereach offers residents a 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
31,953

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$335,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,891
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    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
$98,025
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.
This area is okay. I has alot of shopping and fairly good surrounding schools and pretty safe. There is many shopping centers ,, schools, hospitals, and easy access to mostly everything you need. I would like the road ways to be better taken care of especially during the winter months. Sometimes we are stuck in house for days before the town gets to clean the streets and fix the potholes. I would like better parks and recreational facilities for our elderly and young children. We need more parks and cleaner beaches and parks. Our taxes are very high too high for the service we get. Transportation and good and we are very close to all railroads. Over all its a decent area but in the future when I have my family I would like to live in a better area with more curb appeal and a better quality of the area...but we are grateful we have a home others do not..the homeless rate is increasing in the area and the homeless are getting younger too..too frequently they are in the streets..it is very sad..