Glen Cove, NY
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Glen Cove is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 27,400 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Glen Cove is the 59th largest community in New York.

Glen Cove home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Glen Cove real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glen Cove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glen Cove is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Cove who work in office and administrative support (10.69%), sales jobs (9.97%), and food service (9.21%).

The overall crime rate in Glen Cove is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

One of the nice things about Glen Cove is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Glen Cove use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Glen Cove‘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.

The citizens of Glen Cove are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.98% of adults in Glen Cove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Glen Cove in 2010 was $37,152, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,608 for a family of four. However, Glen Cove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glen Cove is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Glen Cove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Cove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Glen Cove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glen Cove include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Glen Cove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.14%).

The most common language spoken in Glen Cove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.