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 27,327 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 27,327
Daytime Population: Workers 11,298
Daytime Population: Residents 13,626
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,924
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 26,633
Population in Familes 21,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 694
Population Density2 4,106
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $77,877
Average Household Income $110,777
Per Capita Income $40,499


Total Housing Units 10,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,421 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,371 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 751 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $562,693
Average Home Value $643,963


Total Households 9,792
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 6,533
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.26%
Households 0.04% 0.16%
Families -0.1% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2017 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 # 176 85th
Diversity Index # 62 95th
Median Household Income # 406 66th
Per Capita Income # 350 71st

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