Copake Lake, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Copake Lake, New York - Basic Facts

The Copake Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 865 as of July 1, 2016. Copake Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Copake Lake is located at latitude 42.1472 and longitude -73.5976 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Copake Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 718 feet.

The Copake Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389356) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Copake Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Copake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Copake Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Copake Lake, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 865
Population in Households 822
Population in Familes 644
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 91
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 221
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 863 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (29.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 519 (60.1%)
Median Home Value $247,656
Average Home Value $317,430


Median Household Income $68,807
Average Household Income $92,243
Per Capita Income $36,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.68%
Households 0.67% 0.57%
Families -0.29% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Copake Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Copake Lake to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 868 28th
Population Density1 # 1178 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 676 44th
Median Household Income # 454 62nd
Per Capita Income # 414 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.