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Copake is a town in Columbia County, in the Hudson metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "snake pond"
The latitude of Copake is 42.103N. The longitude is -73.55W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,278.
Site of 19th-century iron and lead mines
Sections below provide additional information and links about Copake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12517 ZIP code.
18% of Copake residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Copake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Copake was $23,088, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Copake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Copake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $491. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $969.
Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Copake political report.
The average commute time for Copake workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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