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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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 31,846. 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. The public schools in Central Islip are above average.
About Central Islip...
Population
31,846

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,612
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
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Central Islip

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,573
National
$55,322

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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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Central Islip is a nice place. I love it because it's very open, the neighbors are nice, and they have such nice shopping centers. I cannot think of anything that I would want to change since Central Islip is such a nice place.
I liked the community aspect. However, the town is becoming very overcrowded therefore making the school system overcrowded and I would like to see some changes made.