Copiague, New York

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Copiague[1] is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 18,037 at the 2007 census. Once Copiague was a thriving Italian community. Many years ago a part of Copiague was named after Marconi. The ethnic makeup of the hamlet is quite diverse, making Copiague a rich cultural nexus. North Amityville is on one of Copiague's borders and uses Copiague Schools.

Copiague is an unincorporated place within the Town of Babylon.

Geography

Copiague is located at 40°40′29″N 73°23′36″W / 40.67472°N 73.39333°W / 40.67472; -73.39333 (40.674700, -73.393235).[2] It is approximately 70 miles west of Montauk Point, 35 miles east of New York City. Copiague is bordered by Lindenhurst, Amityville, Copiague Harbor, and the Great South Bay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (13.32%) is water.

Demographics

Predominantly Polish-American, Copiague's population also consists of a large number of Hispanic-American residents. In recent years, the Danish population of Copiague has risen greatly as well.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 18,037 people, 5,654 households, and 5,342 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,871.4 per square mile (2,653.3/km²). There were 7,415 housing units at an average density of 2,324.2/sq mi (897.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.00% White, 3.00% African American, 0.19% Native American, 9.20% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.48% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.00% of the population.

There were 5,654 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.42.

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