Get to know East Moriches
The local economy is strong, with plenty of job opportunities for people looking for work or who want to start their own business. The county government provides excellent services and has been responsive to the needs of its citizens in recent years. Even with all of this, the neighborhood still maintains low property taxes. It’s an excellent place for families, singles, and retirees.
You’ll enjoy a small-town feel here, but it’s close enough to the city to get in an afternoon of shopping at the mall if you want. There are a bunch of cute little delis where we can grab some lunch or dinner on our way home from work. We have a lot of homegrown restaurants that give us great food at great prices.
And our schools are something unique around here too! We have three different high schools within our district, and students can choose which one they want to go to. It’s like three schools for the price of one! It’s amazing. And our schools have tons of great extracurricular activities that keep kids off the streets and out of trouble.
East Moriches History & Culture
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 2.55%, is water.
Demographics for the CDP
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,555 people, 1,510 households, and 1,180 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 95.55% 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 threshold, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.
East Moriches has an elementary school, recently built, as well as a middle school. Once a student graduates 8th grade, they may choose to attend one of three high schools; Westhampton Beach, Center Moriches, or Eastport-South Manor.
Students from the East Moriches school district commonly refer to themselves as EMO, as an abbreviation for East Moriches.