Copiague, New York

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Copiague, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Copiague, New York is located in New York
Copiague, New York
Copiague, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°40′29″N 73°23′36″W / 40.67472°N 73.39333°W / 40.67472; -73.39333Coordinates: 40°40′29″N 73°23′36″W / 40.67472°N 73.39333°W / 40.67472; -73.39333
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 22,993
 • Density 7,100/sq mi (2,700/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11726
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-18146
GNIS feature ID 0947414

Copiague (/ˈkpɡ/ KOH-payg or /ˈkpɛɡ/ KOH-peg) is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 22,993 at the 2010 census.[1] Copiague is an unincorporated place within the Town of Babylon.

Former pro wrestler Chris Chetti was born in Copiague.

Geography[edit]

Copiague is located at 40°40′29″N 73°23′36″W / 40.67472°N 73.39333°W / 40.67472; -73.39333 (40.674700, -73.393235).[2] It is approximately 35 miles (56 km) east of Manhattan and 70 miles (110 km) west of Montauk Point.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.88%, is water.[1]

Copiague is bordered by Amityville to the west, North Amityville to the north, Lindenhurst to the east, and the Great South Bay to the south.

South of Montauk Highway, Copiague is divided into three major peninsulas that are often considered[by whom?] separate communities:

  • The southwestern peninsula is known as Amity Harbor and is served by the Amityville Post Office.
  • The central peninsula is known as Copiague Harbor and is served by the Copiague Post Office.
  • The southeastern peninsula is known as Venice and is served by the Lindenhurst Post Office.

Demographics for the CDP[edit]

With a relatively large Polish-American population, Copiague's population also consists of a large number of Hispanic-American residents. In recent years, the Danish population of Copiague has risen greatly as well.[citation needed]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 22,993 people and 7,535 households, with 3.04 persons per household. The population density was 7,185.3 per square mile (2,770.2/km²).[4]

There were 7,919 housing units, of which 72.0% were owner-occupied. 4.8% of housing units were vacant and 28.0% of occupied housing units were occupied by renters.[4]

The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.5% White, 7.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 13.0% some other race, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.7% of the population. The CDP was 57.3% non-Hispanic White.[4]

There were 7,535 households, out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were headed by married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.44.[4]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.4 years.[4]

For the period 2009-2011, it was estimated that 94.9% of the population had lived in the same house 1 year and over. 29.2% of the population were foreign-born, and 34.8% of residents at least 5 years old spoke a language other than English at home.[5]

Between 2009 and 2011, 84.9% of residents at least 25 years old had graduated high school, and 20.9% of residents at least 25 years old had a bachelor's degree or higher.[5] The mean travel time to work for workers aged 16 and over was 25.1 minutes.[6]

For the period 2009-2011, the median annual income for a household in the CDP was $74,065. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,768. 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line.[6]

Public schools[edit]

Most of Copiague is served by the Copiague Union Free School District, which also serves about half of North Amityville, a small portion of North Lindenhurst, and a very small portion of East Farmingdale. However, a portion of Copiague, west of Bayview Avenue and north of Dixon Avenue, is in the Amityville Union Free School District.

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the Copiague Union Free School District had 4,720 students. The racial demographics were 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, 30% non-Hispanic black or African-American, 47% Hispanic or Latino, 2% Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 20% non-Hispanic white, and 0% multiracial. 50% of students were eligible for free lunch, 12% for reduced-price lunch, and 14% of students were Limited English Proficient. 14.3% of students were classified as "Special Ed".

The school district had a graduation rate of 83%, and 3% of students did not complete school. 88% of graduates received a Regents Diploma, and 27% received a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Of the 2011 completers, 35% planned to move on to a 4-year college, 45% to a 2-year college, 0% to other post-secondary, 1% to the military, 8% to employment, 0% to adult services, 3% had other known post-secondary plans, and 7% had no known post-secondary plan.

The district has:

  • Four elementary schools (Grades K-5): Deauville Gardens East, Deauville Gardens West, Great Neck Road, and Susan E. Wiley
  • One middle school (Grades 6-8): Copiague Middle School
  • One high school (grades 9-12): Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School

For the 2011-2012 school year, the Accountability Status for Great Neck Road Elementary, Susan E. Wiley Elementary, and the high school was "In Good Standing", while Deauville Gardens was "In Need of Improvement (Year 1) Basic", and the middle school was "In Need of Improvement (Year 1) Focused". The overall Accountability Status for the district was "In Need of Improvement (Year 1)".

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