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Overview

Introduction to Dobbs Ferry, New York

Dobbs Ferry, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles W of White Plains, New York and 19 miles N of New York, New York. Dobbs Ferry is part of the surrounding New York metro area.

Dobbs Ferry History

The Village of Dobbs Ferry was incorporated in 1873. At that time, it was known as Greenburgh. In 1882, the area was renamed Dobbs Ferry after a ferry service that had been operating in this area since 1698. The region played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. Under General George Washington, the Continental Army encamped in Dobbs Ferry in July and August of 1781.

Dobbs Ferry and nearby Attractions

  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway
  • Estherwood Mansion
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Hudson River Museum of Westchester
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan

Things To Do In Dobbs Ferry

The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Van Saun County Park/ Bergen County Zoological Park, Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and the Belskie Museum of Art and Science are all popular nearby recreational spots. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are ideal places for a family day trip.

Dobbs Ferry Transportation

Westchester County Airport is nearby.

Dobbs Ferry Higher Education

Mercy College, Iona College, SUNY College at Purchase and SUNY Westchester Community College are the nearby institutes of higher learning.

People

Total Population 11,055
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,607
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $137,208
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 22.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,631
Median House Value $582,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.7%
Irish 19.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dobbs Ferry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10522
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.014
Longitude -73.873

Dobbs Ferry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 2.3 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
Station SUFFERN
Distance 16.1 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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ardsley 4,542 $167,014
Elmsford 4,765 $93,333
Irvington 6,540 $162,824
Scarsdale 17,621 $250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dobbs Ferry Public Libraries

Library
Dobbs Ferry Public Library
153 MAIN STREET
Dobbs Ferry, New York
(914) 693-6614

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Dobbs Ferry Hospitals

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AT DOBBS FERRY
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
128 ASHFORD AVENUE
(914) 693-0700
Emergency Service: Yes

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505 BROADWAY
914-693-7645
Serves 374 students.

GREENBURGH ELEVEN HS
CHILDREN'S VLG CMPS-W
914-693-8500
A Title I School.
Serves 185 students.

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Historic Dobbs Ferry

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Dobb's Ferry. between 1880 and 1930

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Dobb's Ferry. between 1880 and 1930

The Palisades from Dobb's Ferry. c1890.

The Palisades from Dobb's Ferry. c1890.

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