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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Central Islip is a suburb of New York City with a population of 33,253. Central Islip is in Suffolk County. Living in Central Islip offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Central Islip there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Central Islip and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Central Islip...
Population
33,253

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,553
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Central Islip Rankings

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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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Central Islip

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,804
National
$55,322

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Central Islip Reviews

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I've lived in this town my whole life and I love it! There's diversity and a very helpful, healthy and happy community dedicated to the betterment of all its citizens. We could use more jobs in our area as well as gentrification but overall we are a loving predominant and successful community that takes pride in helping others here and around the globe. It's prime for college students as well as the established and business crowd as well. There's room for development and affordable housing could be utilized as well.
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This part of Long Island New York is a very safe and humbling area. Many people are not afforded the luxury to live in an area. Ive lived in Central Islip all throughout my childhood and now as a young adult, I would consider one day raising a family in the same area I grew up in on account of the safety, and family-like origin of a community.
The community has become more diverse and it growing in regards to business and safety. I lived in this area over a year but cumulative over 3 years. I rather this are than most due to diversity and access to every local park such as Heckscher Park & Robert Moses Park as well they are all within a 15-20 minute drive. Great for family gatherings during the summer.