Glen Cove, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Glen Cove, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Glen Cove had a population of 27,154 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.8623 and longitude -73.6337 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 27,154
Population in Households 26,460
Population in Familes 21,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 694
Population Density2 4,080
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $82,472
Average Household Income $113,263
Per Capita Income $41,257


Total Housing Units 10,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,529 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,168 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 719 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $587,968
Average Home Value $726,370


Total Households 9,697
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 6,469
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.09% 0.9%
Households -0.08% 0.78%
Families -0.2% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 2018 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 # 55 95th
Population Density # 175 85th
Diversity Index # 62 95th
Median Household Income # 393 67th
Per Capita Income # 377 69th

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