Glen Cove, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glen Cove, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Glen Cove had a population of 27,061 as of July 1, 2016. Glen Cove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Cove is located at latitude 40.8833 and longitude -73.6449 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glen Cove (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.66 sq. miles and a water area of 12.59 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Glen Cove (GNIS ID: 979003) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Cove: Moscheto Cove, Mosquito Cove, Musquito Cove.

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Glen Cove, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,061
Population in Households 26,350
Population in Familes 21,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 711
Population Density1 4,066
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 9,731
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 6,499
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,329 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,402 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 728 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $550,490
Average Home Value $628,673


Median Household Income $73,383
Average Household Income $105,303
Per Capita Income $38,699
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.19%
Households -0.05% 0.11%
Families -0.2% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Glen Cove, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Cove 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 # 57 95th
Population Density1 # 178 85th
Diversity Index2 # 62 95th
Median Household Income # 419 65th
Per Capita Income # 350 71st

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