dcsimg

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,246
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+13,388
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.7%
Median Earnings25+$40,138
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,015
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,109

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,852
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation9.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,728
Median House Value$479,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.2%
Italian20.7%
Irish11.8%
Polish6.4%
English3.7%
Russian1.9%
Arab1.4%
Greek1.4%
French Except Basque0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Croatian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Iraqi0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Dutch0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
African0.2%
South African0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
+ Show More

Glen Cove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11542
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.86
Approximate Longitude-73.63

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)

StationMINEOLA
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glen Head4,860$120,063
Glenwood Landing3,869$146,103
Lattingtown1,671$161,083
Locust Valley3,229$138,892
Old Brookville2,154$213,750
Sea Cliff5,069$133,558

Glen Cove Public Libraries

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

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Glen Cove Hospitals

Glen Cove Hospital
(Non-profit)
101 St Andrews Lane
(516) 674-7300

Glen Cove Public Schools

Connolly School
100 Ridge Dr
ZIP: 11542
(516) 801-7310
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Deasy School
2 Dosoris Ln
ZIP: 11542
(516) 801-7110
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Glen Cove High School
150 Dosoris Ln
ZIP: 11542
(516) 801-7610
High
Total Enrollment 931
Gribbin School
Walnut Rd
ZIP: 11542
(516) 801-7210
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Landing School
60 Mcloughlin St
ZIP: 11542
(516) 801-7410
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Robert M Finley Middle School
1 Forest Ave
ZIP: 11542
(516) 801-7510
Middle
Total Enrollment 700

Glen Cove Private Schools

All Saints Regional Catholic School
12 Pearsall Ave
ZIP: 11542
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
North Shore Day School
85 Crescent Beach Rd
ZIP: 11542
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
School For Language & Communication Development
100 Glen Cove Ave
ZIP: 11542
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 380
Sources :
Additional Details
Glen Cove Colleges
Glen Cove colleges and trade schools.
Glen Cove Graduate Schools
Glen Cove Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Glen Cove
Historic Glen Cove

photo

Corsair (Glencove sic) 1897 Aug. 2.

Select a photo to view (Source):

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.

Additional Resources
Info for Glen Cove Government Officials


Are you an official in the Glen Cove government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.