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Overview

Introduction to Glen Cove, New York

Glen Cove, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles SE of New Rochelle, New York and 20 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is included in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 26,622 people lived in Glen Cove.

Glen Cove History

Glen Cove was initially known as Musketa Cove. It was settled on land that was purchased in 1668 from the Matinecock Indians, the original inhabitants of the area. The area developed into a popular summer resort by the 1850s, bringing with it a railroad in 1867. Glen Cove separated from the Town of Oyster Bay and became an independent city in June of 1917.

Glen Cove and nearby Attractions

  • Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
  • Glen Cove Municipal Golf Course
  • Morgan Park
  • Hempstead Harbor Park
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Nassau County Museum of Art

Things To Do In Glen Cove

In Glen Cove, one has the opportunity to indulge in a diverse range of activities. Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean allows for ample beach-related recreational activities. The city is also home to a number of parks that offer excellent facilities. There are many golf courses in and around the city as well.

Glen Cove Transportation

La Guardia Airport is nearby.

Glen Cove Higher Education

Long Island University, Hofstra University and New York Institute of Technology are the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 27,161
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 13,252
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 46.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.9%
Median Earnings25+ $34,807
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,703
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,064

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,049
% Above Poverty Level 85.2%
% Below Poverty Level 14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation 7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,632
Median House Value $470,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.9%
Irish 11.4%

Glen Cove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of New Rochelle, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles NE of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11542
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.862
Longitude -73.634

Glen Cove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MINEOLA
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glen Head 4,575 $120,972
Glenwood Landing 3,955 $148,333
Lattingtown 1,594 $151,875
Locust Valley 3,241 $91,546
Old Brookville 2,585 $204,688

Glen Cove Public Libraries

Library
Glen Cove Public Library
4 GLEN COVE AVENUE
Glen Cove, New York
(516) 676-2130

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Glen Cove Hospitals

GLEN COVE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
101 ST ANDREWS LANE
(516) 674-7300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Glen Cove High Schools

GLEN COVE HS
DOSORIS LN
516-759-7261
Serves 993 students.

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Historic Glen Cove

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Corsair (Glencove sic) 1897 Aug. 2.

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Corsair (Glencove sic) 1897 Aug. 2.

Fleet of N.Y.Y.C. New York Yacht Club 1897 Aug. 2.

Kanawha (N.Y.Y.C. [New York Yacht Club]) 1897 Aug. 7.

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