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 sales jobs (12.88%), office and administrative support (12.44%), and food service (7.20%).
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Copiague use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Copiague‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
In terms of college education, Copiague is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.26% of adults 25 and older in Copiague have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Copiague in 2010 was $28,088, 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 $112,352 for a family of four. However, Copiague contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Copiague is an extremely 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 35.67% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Copiague include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Copiague's cultural character, accounting for 31.39% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Copiague is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.