Moriches, New York

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Moriches is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 2,319 at the 2000 census.

Moriches is served by the William Floyd School District.

The name Moriches comes from Meritces, a Native American who owned land on Moriches Neck.[1]



Moriches is located at 40°48′10″N 72°49′21″W / 40.80278°N 72.8225°W / 40.80278; -72.8225 (40.802846, -72.822444)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (10.55%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,319 people, 1,116 households, and 669 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,190.6 per square mile (459.2/km²). There were 1,212 housing units at an average density of 622.3/sq mi (240.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.91% White, 1.25% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.

There were 1,116 households out of which 13.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 11.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

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