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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.

People

Total Population 22,772
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 11,643
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,535
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,585

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,757
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,511
Median House Value $310,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 15.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Amityville 9,515 $107,067
East Massapequa 19,843 $105,949

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Copiague Public Libraries

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

WALTER G. O'CONNELL COPIAGUE HS
1100 DIXON AVE
631-842-4010
Serves 1,380 students.

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