Airmont, New York

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Airmont, New York

Introduction to Airmont, New York

Airmont, New York, in Rockland County, is 12 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 25 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The village’s population is 7,799.

Airmont History

The Tallman family moved into this region in 1675, establishing a farm and becoming the first permanent European settlers in the area. Route 59 opened in 1828, facilitating transportation. In 1841, the Piermont branch railroad was established. The wife of Reverend Bodine named the community Airmont in 1890 because of the area's elevation and natural beauty. In 1989, residents of Airmont voted in favor of creating their own village. It was incorporated in 1991.

Airmont and nearby Attractions

  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Airmont

The 2,145-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation, and the 1,351-acre Campgaw Mountain Reservation offer nature trails and opportunities for fishing and camping. The Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Old Stone House Museum, the Schoolhouse Museum, and the Ringwood Manor House Museum are some of the local museums. Darlington County Park features two lakes, beaches, picnic areas, and volleyball, tennis and handball courts. The High Tor State Park offers views of the Hudson River, along with nature trails and picnic areas.

Airmont Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Airmont Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and Passaic County Community College.

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High Points

Airmont strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Airmont Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Airmont Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Airmont People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Airmont Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Airmont College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Airmont Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Airmont, New York

Comparing Airmont to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Housing Recently Built 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Airmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10901
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.1
Longitude -74.127

Airmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
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Airmont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,799 100%
Male 3,802 48.7%
Female 3,997 51.3%
Under 18 2,179 27.9%
18+ 5,620 72.1%
65+ 1,073 13.8%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3.47
White 7,035 90.2%
African-American 290 3.7%
Asian 275 3.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.2%
Other 78 1%
Mixed Race 106 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 410 5.3%

Estimated Airmont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,600
Growth 801
Growth % 10.3%

Airmont Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 26.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
Irish 12.8%
Polish 6.2%
English 6.1%
German 5.5%
Russian 5.2%
US/American 5%
Haitian 2.5%
European 1.5%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Greek 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Romanian 0.7%
Eastern European 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Armenian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Israeli 0.4%
Turkish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Cypriot 0.3%
British 0.3%
Nigerian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Airmont 7,799 $97,960
Chestnut Ridge 7,829 $95,551
Hillburn 881 $56,875
Monsey 14,504 $45,911
Montebello 3,688 $114,890
Spring Valley 25,464 $42,097
Suffern 11,006 $74,937

Starbucks in Airmont

(As of 2005)
215 Route 59
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