Centre Island, New York

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Centre Island, New York
Village of Centre Island
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Centre Island, New York is located in New York
Centre Island, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°54′27″N 73°30′57″W / 40.90750°N 73.51583°W / 40.90750; -73.51583Coordinates: 40°54′27″N 73°30′57″W / 40.90750°N 73.51583°W / 40.90750; -73.51583 [1]
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total1.09 sq mi (2.83 km2)
 • Land1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
33 ft (10 m)
 • Total410
 • Estimate 
 • Density375.23/sq mi (144.86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-13618
GNIS feature ID0946329

The Village of Centre Island is a village located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States.[4] Its population was 410 as of the 2010 census.[5]

This village is known for a number of notable residents including musician Billy Joel,[6] lyricist Alan Jay Lerner,[7] media tycoon Rupert Murdoch,[7] and political commentator Sean Hannity[8] owning private estates or compounds on the island. Composer John Barry[7] was a Centre Island resident until his death in 2011. Banker Arthur Goodhart Altschul Sr. was a Centre Island resident who owned the Southerly estate.[9][10] Centre Island is located along Long Island's North Shore in an area referred to as the Gold Coast.


U.S. Census Map

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)409[3]−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 444 people, 174 households, and 128 families residing in the village. The population density was 397.2 people per square mile (153.1/km2). There were 209 housing units at an average density of 187.0 per square mile (72.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.62% White, 0.45% African American, 0.90% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.15% of the population.

There were 174 households, out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 20.9% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $117,848, and the median income for a family was $115,972. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $40,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $96,674. About 6.0% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.5% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents and former residents[edit]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Incorporated Villages in the Town of Oyster Bay". Town of Oyster Bay. Archived from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Centre Island village, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  6. ^ A Billy Joel tour of Long Island Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  7. ^ a b c d Centre Island | Long Island New York - Long Island Exchange Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  8. ^ David, Mark (February 9, 2014). "Is Sean Hannity Saying Bye-Bye To New York". Variety. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  9. ^ https://raisingtheroof.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/long-island-leisure/
  10. ^ https://mobile.nytimes.com/2002/03/20/nyregion/arthur-g-altschul-81-banker-art-collector-and-philanthropist.html?referer=
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ Vazquez, Jennifer. "Sprawling Long Island Estate Next Door to Billy Joel on the Market for $11.2 Million." New York, New York: NBC-4 New York, May 10, 2018.
  14. ^ Paumgarten, Nick. "Billy Joel, Thirty-Three-Hit Wonder." New York, New York: The New Yorker, October 27, 2014.