Cove Neck, New York

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Cove Neck, New York
Incorporated Village of Cove Neck
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Cove Neck, New York is located in New York
Cove Neck, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°52′40″N 73°29′50″W / 40.87778°N 73.49722°W / 40.87778; -73.49722Coordinates: 40°52′40″N 73°29′50″W / 40.87778°N 73.49722°W / 40.87778; -73.49722
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
23 ft (7 m)
 • Total286
 • Estimate 
 • Density180/sq mi (70/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-18597
GNIS feature ID0947571

The Incorporated Village of Cove Neck is a village located within the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 286 at the 2010 census.[2]


Cove Neck is the site of the home of President Theodore Roosevelt. His estate, Sagamore Hill, is now a museum operated by the National Park Service. It attracts many visitors annually.

Cove Neck "incorporated partly to keep out undesirables, including African Americans.… As late as 1990, its small black population consisted overwhelmingly of live-in maids."[3]

In 1990 Avianca Flight 52 crashed at Cove Neck. There are no remains of the crash.

Notable people[edit]

Cove Neck is home to some of Long Island's wealthiest families and residents. It was incorporated in 1927, and many homes have been held throughout generations. Included are:


The village is on a peninsula projecting into Long Island Sound. It is located directly across from Centre Island, New York, at the mouth of South Oyster Bay.

Cove Neck is located at 40°52′40″N 73°29′50″W / 40.87778°N 73.49722°W / 40.87778; -73.49722 (40.877655, -73.497176).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 18.47%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016308[1]7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 300 people, 110 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density was 233.4 people per square mile (89.8/km²). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 108.9 per square mile (41.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.67% White, 4.00% Asian, 1.33% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.33% of the population.

There were 110 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $159,792, and the median income for a family was $177,805. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $47,188 for females. The per capita income for the village was $110,139. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.


Oyster Bay High School

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District serves Cove Neck.

Oyster Bay High School in the hamlet of Oyster Bay serves Cove Neck.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Cove Neck village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Loewen, James W. (2005). Sundown Towns : a hidden dimension of American racism. The New Press. p. 13. ISBN 156584887X.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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