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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,327
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+11,605
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$37,398
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,254
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,102

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,409
% Above Poverty Level92.7%
% Below Poverty Level7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,587
Median House Value$308,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.5%
Italian22.8%
Irish15.9%
German11.5%
Polish6.4%
English2.1%
West Indian1.2%
Jamaican1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Russian0.9%
Turkish0.8%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Scottish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Copiague Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11726
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.67
Approximate Longitude-73.39

Copiague Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amityville9,484$105,625
East Massapequa19,827$115,955
Lindenhurst27,234$95,729
Massapequa Park17,176$130,030
North Amityville20,150$86,933
North Lindenhurst10,920$74,183

Copiague Public Libraries

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

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Copiague Public Schools

Copiague Middle School
2650 Great Neck Rd
ZIP: 11726
(631) 842-4011
Middle
Total Enrollment 1157
Deauville Gardens East Elementary School
100 Deauville Blvd
ZIP: 11726
(631) 842-3320
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Deauville Gardens West Elementary School
100 Deauville Blvd
ZIP: 11726
(631) 842-4012
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Great Neck Road Elementary School
1400 Great Neck Rd
ZIP: 11726
(631) 842-4013
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Susan E Wiley School
Scudder Ave
ZIP: 11726
(631) 842-4014
Primary
Total Enrollment 775
Walter G O'connell Copiague High School
1100 Dixon Ave
ZIP: 11726
(631) 842-4010
High
Total Enrollment 1600

Copiague Private Schools

Copiague Christian Academy
2675 Great Neck Rd
ZIP: 11726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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