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East Moriches, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
Motto: Long Island's Best Kept Secret
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U.S. Census map
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Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Area
 • Total 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Land 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,249
 • Density 931/sq mi (359.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11940
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-22546
GNIS feature ID 0970099

East Moriches (Listeni/mʊərˈɪɪz/ mohr-ICH-iz) is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 5,249 at the 2010 census.

East Moriches is in the town of Brookhaven.

The name Moriches comes from Meritces, a Native American who owned land on Moriches Neck.

Geography

East Moriches is located at 40°48′23″N 72°45′24″W / 40.80639°N 72.75667°W / 40.80639; -72.75667 (40.806287, -72.756735).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km2), of which 5.6 square miles (14.4 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 2.66%, is water.

Demographics for the CDP

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,550 people, 1,510 households, and 1,182 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 836.3 per square mile (322.9/km²). There were 1,668 housing units at an average density of 306.6/sq mi (118.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.55% White, 5.16% Hispanic or Latino, 1.58% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races.

There were 1,510 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $62,005, and the median income for a family was $71,000. Males had a median income of $50,991 versus $30,650 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,086. About 2.2% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.


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