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Central Islip

Central Islip, New York

Central Islip (known colloquially as C.I.) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, U.S., and a hamlet of the Town of Islip. The population was 31,950 at the 2000 census.


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 7.3 square miles (18.8 km²), all land. Its schools are the Early Childhood Center, Anthony Alfano School, Andrew T. Morrow Elementary, Francis J. O'Neill Elementary, Marguerite Mulvey Elementary, Cordello Ave. Elementary, Mulligan Intermediate School, Ralph G. Reed Middle School, and Central Islip Senior High School. There is also a private Catholic School located within the town, Our Lady of Providence Regional School. Also, Central Islip is home to NYIT (New York Institute of Technology), and Touro Law School, located next to the local Supreme Court building. As of 2007, the [Central Islip Civic Council] announced that Central Islip's Downtown area will be renovated. Central Islip is a boom-town. Jobs are being created as because there is so much construction going on. Central Islip is the home of many developments. They are: College Woods, Park Row, Bella Casa Estates, Islip Landings, Courthouse Commons, Waddington Estates, Hawthorne Court (Home Properties) and Coventry Village. Because of all of this, C.I.'s population is growing at a rapid rate. The value of all of these new buildings are millions of dollars.


As of the census of 2007, there were 39,950 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 47.79% White, 27.45% African American, 0.52% Native American, 3.10% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 16.01% from other races, and 5.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.84% 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.


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