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Moriches is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after a local Indian
The latitude of Moriches is 40.807N. The longitude is -72.821W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,319.
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15% of Moriches residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Moriches ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Moriches was $34,038, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Moriches residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Moriches, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $916. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,854.
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Moriches political report.
The average commute time for Moriches workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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