Copiague is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 23,066 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Copiague is the 73rd largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Copiague are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Copiague is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Copiague is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Copiague who work in office and administrative support (14.77%), sales jobs (11.30%), and maintenance occupations (6.22%).
Copiague is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Copiague is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Copiague, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Copiague citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.79% of adults 25 and older in Copiague have a college degree.
The per capita income in Copiague in 2010 was $29,202, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,808 for a family of four. However, Copiague contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Copiague is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Copiague home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Copiague residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Copiague also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.48% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Copiague include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
In addition, Copiague has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.07%).
The most common language spoken in Copiague is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.