Central Islip, New York
|Central Islip, New York|
|Census-designated place & hamlet|
|• Total||7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)|
|• Land||7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||85 ft (26 m)|
|• Density||4,800/sq mi (1,900/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||11722, 11749, 11760|
|GNIS feature ID||0946246|
History and overview
In 1842, the Long Island Rail Road's eastward expansion reached the area, and Suffolk Station was opened. Suffolk Station became the commercial center for the area, and the name "Central Islip" was thus born, and applied to a new station built in 1873 further to the east. The modern Central Islip station is in a different location from all of its predecessors.
In the mid-1990s, Central Islip began a resurgence, with new housing developments, commercial properties and government complexes. A new federal courthouse complex opened, claimed to be the second largest in the country, on part of the site of the former Central Islip Psychiatric Center's 788-acre (3.19 km2) campus. In 2000, the baseball stadium for minor league team Long Island Ducks opened.
Housing developments in Central Islip include:
- College Woods
- Park Row
- Bella Casa Estates
- Islip Landing
- Courthouse Commons
- Waddington Estate
- Hawthorne Court (Home Properties)
- Coventry Village
Central Islip is located at 40° 47' 3" north, 73° 11' 57" west (40.784194, -73.199062). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18.4 km2), all land.
Demographics for the CDP
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,950 people, 8,792 households, and 6,813 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,398.2 per square mile (1,699.2/km2). There were 9,189 housing units at an average density of 1,264.9/sq mi (488.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 27.8% White, 47.79% African American, 3.1% Asian, 16.6% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.4% of the population.
There were 8,792 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.56 and the average family size was 3.87.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $55,504, and the median income for a family was $57,252. Males had a median income of $35,187 versus $27,842 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,910. About 8.3% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 census, there were 34,450 people, 9,365 households, and 6,928 families living in the CDP. The racial/ethnic breakdown was as follows:
- 19.4% White
- 52.1% Hispanic
- 22.5% Black
- 0.3% Native American
- 3.2% Asian
- 0.0% Native Hawaiian
- 0.4% Some Other Race
- 2.1% Two or More Races.
Central Islip Public Schools operates public schools.
- Pre-K and K
- Early Childhood Center
- Grades 1-4
- Andrew T. Morrow Elementary
- Francis J. O'Neil Elementary
- Marguerite Mulvey Elementary
- Cordello Ave. Elementary
- Health and Medical Sciences Academy and Visual Media Arts Academy
- Mulligan Intermediate School
- Forensic Legal Sciences Academy and Performing Arts Academy
- Ralph G. Reed Middle School
- Central Islip Senior High School 9-12
- Private Schools within Central Islip
- St. John of God (Catholic)
- Our Lady of Providence Regional School
- Iglesia Evangelica Resurreccion
- Ministerio Jesu Cristo Vive, 1417 Islip Avenue
- Central Islip Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 143 Caleb's Path
- Central Islip Church of Christ
- First Spanish Baptist Church, 51 Hawthorn Avenue
- The First United Methodist Church (Dating back to 1869) on Wheeler Rd.
- Lighthouse Tabernacle Church of God
- St. John of God Roman Catholic Church (one of the oldest churches in Central Islip)
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