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Glen Cove (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States. Glen Cove is a city in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 26,622. The City of Glen Cove is surrounded by the Town of Oyster Bay. The City of Glen Cove is totally autonomous from the town.
The history of the region began in the 17th Century with the Musketa Plantation. The city was originally named Musketa Cove but was later on changed to Glen Cove. Glen Cove was incorporated as a city in either 1910 or 1918. On August 12, 2005, Glen Cove was struck by an F1 tornado, a rare occurrence on Long Island. The city is on the north shore of Long Island and is adjacent to the Long Island Sound.
The history of Glen Cove, like that of most other settlements on the North Shore of Long Island is closely associated with the history of its waterfront.  Surrounded by water of three sides, Glen Cove presently has over ten miles of waterfront including three public beaches, two nature preserves, a public golf course and a public park. It was the waterfront that first attracted the Native Americans, the City’s founding fathers and ultimately the wealthy families who would later create the Gold Coast of Glen Cove.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.2 percent under the age of 18, 8.1 percent from 18 to 24, 30.6 percent from 25 to 44, 22.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. Since the time of the first settlers the Glen Cove community has progressed beyond anything its five original proprietors could have possibly imagined. Through wars, industrial revolutions, and changes in government it remains a thriving, growing city moving steadily into the twenty-first century.

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