Congers, New York

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Congers, New York

Introduction to Congers, New York

Congers, New York, in Rockland County, is 12 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 28 miles N of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 8,303 people lived in Congers.

Congers History

The area now known as Congers was settled in by German, Dutch and English settlers in the late 1600s. It was originally named Cedar Grove Corner, but the name was later changed to Waldberg, meaning "forest city" in German. The Congers railroad station was established in the area in the 1800s, along with a school, three churches and a firehouse. Rockland County was founded in the year 1798.

Congers and nearby Attractions

  • Rockland Lake Museum
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation
  • Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
  • Kingsland Point County Park
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Congers

Nearby parks include Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Kingsland Point County Park, Graham Hills County Park and Mohansic State Park. Local museums include the Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum, the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Hamilton House Museum, the Bronx County Historical Society and the Ringwood Manor House Museum.

Congers Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Congers Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Mercy College-Main Campus, Iona College and Rockland Community College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Congers Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Congers Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Congers People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Congers Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Congers Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Congers, New York

Comparing Congers 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Age of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 4
Short Commute Times 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Congers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10920
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.15
Longitude -73.945

Congers Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 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 12 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 13.8 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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Congers Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,303 100%
Male 4,054 48.8%
Female 4,249 51.2%
Under 18 2,165 26.1%
18+ 6,138 73.9%
65+ 891 10.7%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.36
White 7,077 85.2%
African-American 147 1.8%
Asian 717 8.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.2%
Other 173 2.1%
Mixed Race 165 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 634 7.6%

Congers 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%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
Irish 19.8%
German 9.7%
Polish 4.1%
Russian 3.4%
US/American 2.3%
English 2.1%
Greek 1.8%
Austrian 1.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
West Indian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
European 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Congers 8,303 $85,821
Bardonia 4,367 $104,415
Haverstraw 10,117 $44,881
New City 34,038 $99,761
Upper Nyack 1,863 $103,049
Valley Cottage 9,269 $87,123
West Nyack 3,282 $106,576
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