Chappaqua, New York

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Chappaqua, New York

Introduction to Chappaqua, New York

Chappaqua, New York, in Westchester county, is 8 miles N of White Plains, New York and 31 miles N of New York, New York. The town has a population of 9,468.

Chappaqua History

In the early 1730s, a group of Quakers settled in the area now known as Chappaqua. They mostly engaged in farming, but other popular industries included shoemaking and hardware, eyeglasses and furniture construction. In 1846, when a railroad was extended to Chappaqua, businesses became concentrated around the station. The new businesses included hotels, livery stables, a library, stores and small factories.

Chappaqua and nearby Attractions

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Caumsett State Historic Park
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum

Things To Do In Chappaqua

Nearby museums include the Bruce Museum, the Peekskill Museum and the Katonah Museum of Art. The Bartow-Pell Mansion, the Caumsett State Historic Park and the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site are accessible from Chappaqua as well. Blauvelt State Park, Mohansic State Park and Blue Mountain Reservation are some of the local parks, while the Bartlett Arboretum, the Bergen County Zoological Park and the Glen Rock Arboretum are also popular nearby attractions.

Chappaqua Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Chappaqua Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bergen Community College, Norwalk Community College and the Cochran School of Nursing.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chappaqua College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chappaqua Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chappaqua Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chappaqua People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chappaqua Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Chappaqua Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Chappaqua Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Chappaqua, New York

Comparing Chappaqua 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 6 7
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 6
Housing Recently Built 3 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Chappaqua Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10514
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.159
Longitude -73.765

Chappaqua Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Distance 11.6 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 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
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Chappaqua Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,468 100%
Male 4,671 49.3%
Female 4,797 50.7%
Under 18 3,105 32.8%
18+ 6,363 67.2%
65+ 815 8.6%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.27
White 8,692 91.8%
African-American 89 0.9%
Asian 532 5.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0%
Other 49 0.5%
Mixed Race 101 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 241 2.5%

Chappaqua 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
Italian 14.3%
Russian 11.4%
Irish 10.6%
US/American 7.1%
English 6%
German 5.7%
Eastern European 4.2%
Polish 3.8%
European 3.5%
Hungarian 1.7%
Greek 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Ukrainian 1%
British 1%
Scottish 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Israeli 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Turkish 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chappaqua 9,468 $180,451
Armonk 3,461 $122,066
Briarcliff Manor 7,696 $157,607
Hawthorne 5,083 $92,042
Mount Kisco 9,983 $68,219
Pleasantville 7,172 $105,227
Thornwood 5,980 $98,313

Chappaqua Public Libraries

Chappaqua Central Sch Dist P L
Chappaqua, New York
(914) 238-4779
Library Web Site

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Starbucks in Chappaqua

(As of 2005)
2 South Greeley Avenue
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