Blauvelt, New York

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Blauvelt, New York

Introduction to Blauvelt, New York

Blauvelt, New York, in Rockland county, is 9 miles N of Yonkers, New York and 22 miles N of New York, New York. There are 5,207 residents in the town.

Blauvelt History

Blauvelt was named in honor of Judge Cornelius I. Blauvelt, who settled in this region in the eighteenth century.

Blauvelt and nearby Attractions

  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Apollo Theater
  • Kingsland Point County Park
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Blauvelt

The Belskie Museum of Art and Science, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum and the Pascack Historical Society Museum are some of the local museums, while nearby historical sites include the Apollo Theater and the John Jay Homestead Historic Site. Local parks include Blauvelt State Park, Kingsland Point County Park and Rockland Lake State Park. The Bronx Zoo and the Glen Rock Arboretum are each accessible from Blauvelt as well.

Blauvelt Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Blauvelt Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Barnard College, Bergen Community College and Bloomfield College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Blauvelt Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Blauvelt College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Blauvelt Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Blauvelt People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Blauvelt Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Blauvelt Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Blauvelt, New York

Comparing Blauvelt 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
Racial Diversity 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Male 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
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 4 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
People Living Alone 1 1

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Blauvelt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10913
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.063
Longitude -73.958

Blauvelt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 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
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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Blauvelt Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,207 100%
Male 2,472 47.5%
Female 2,735 52.5%
Under 18 1,332 25.6%
18+ 3,875 74.4%
65+ 865 16.6%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.4
White 4,604 88.4%
African-American 81 1.6%
Asian 382 7.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 75 1.4%
Mixed Race 64 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 309 5.9%

Blauvelt 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
Irish 34.9%
Italian 24.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
German 5.4%
US/American 4.2%
English 3.6%
Polish 2.4%
Greek 2.2%
Russian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Dutch 1.1%
Armenian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Guyanese 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Blauvelt 5,207 $94,944
Nyack 6,737 $69,146
Orangeburg 3,388 $77,679
Piermont 2,607 $89,846
South Nyack 3,473 $62,262
Tappan 6,757 $91,827
West Nyack 3,282 $106,576

Blauvelt Public Libraries

Blauvelt Free Library
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(845) 359-2811

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