Copiague, New York

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Copiague, New York

Introduction to Copiague, New York

Copiague, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 30 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,922 people in Copiague.

Copiague History

Copiague was once occupied by the Massapequa Indians. Settlers from Huntington purchased land from local tribes in 1657. The area was known as Copyag in 1693, and Cuppuauge in 1698. It was renamed to Great Neck in the mid 1800s. The area adopted its present name in 1895. The name Copiague was derived from an Indian term meaning "sheltered harbor." The first post office in Copiague was established in 1803.

Copiague and nearby Attractions

  • Tanner Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Copiague

Copiague offers a number of recreational facilities both for its residents and visitors. You can visit the Tanner Park and the Jones Beach State Park during your leisure hours. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also very close to the town. In addition, the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are worth paying a visit to.

Copiague Transportation

Republic Airport is nearby.

Copiague Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Hofstra University and Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus.

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High Points

Copiague strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Copiague Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Copiague Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Copiague, New York

Comparing Copiague to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Senior Citizens 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 6 5
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 7
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 3

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Copiague Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11726
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.681
Longitude -73.4

Copiague Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
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Copiague Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 21,922 100%
Male 10,929 49.9%
Female 10,993 50.1%
Under 18 5,098 23.3%
18+ 16,824 76.7%
65+ 2,627 12%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.42
White 17,976 82%
African-American 960 4.4%
Asian 382 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 42 0.2%
Other 1,859 8.5%
Mixed Race 687 3.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4,489 20.5%

Copiague Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 31.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.4%
Irish 13.3%
German 9.9%
Polish 5.6%
US/American 3.4%
English 1.8%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Russian 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Jamaican 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Turkish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Copiague, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Marconiville (11726)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Copiague 21,922 $65,369
Amityville 9,441 $72,632
East Massapequa 19,565 $83,373
Lindenhurst 27,819 $67,315
Massapequa Park 17,499 $86,177
North Amityville 16,572 $49,901
North Lindenhurst 11,767 $63,642

Copiague Public Libraries

Copiague Memorial Public Library
Copiague, New York
(631) 691-1111
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