Eastchester, New York

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Eastchester, New York

Introduction to Eastchester, New York

Eastchester, New York, in Westchester county, is 3 miles N of Mount Vernon, New York and 17 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the New York metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 18,564 people lived in Eastchester.

Eastchester History

This town was first settled in by Europeans in 1664. The first ten families in the area came from Fairfield, Connecticut. They were granted a deed by Thomas Pell, a local landowner, permitting them to settle here. The following year saw the formal establishment of laws in the area. Initially, Eastchester was a farming community, but the arrival of a railroad during the 1840s catalyzed rapid growth in population and housing.

Eastchester and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Bronx History
  • Van Cortlandt House Museum
  • Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
  • Pelham Bay Park
  • Bronx Park
  • Marble Schoolhouse

Things To Do In Eastchester

Eastchester has several historically significant sites. The local museums shed light on the interesting local history. The town provides plenty of opportunities for recreational activities as well. Lake Isle Park is spread over 116 acres and has an 18-hole golf course, an outdoor swimming pool and six tennis courts. The Recreation department of the town organizes a variety of events and special programs throughout the year.

Eastchester Transportation

La Guardia Airport is the nearest majort airport.

Eastchester Higher Education

The College of New Rochelle, SUNY College, Iona College and Mercy College are nearby.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Eastchester Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Eastchester Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Eastchester Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Eastchester Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Eastchester College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Eastchester People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Eastchester Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Eastchester, New York

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Eastchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Mount Vernon, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10707, 10709
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.955
Longitude -73.813

Eastchester 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 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
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 10 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
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Eastchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 18,564 100%
Male 8,631 46.5%
Female 9,933 53.5%
Under 18 4,116 22.2%
18+ 14,448 77.8%
65+ 3,625 19.5%
Median Age 41.6
Average Family Size 3.04
White 16,748 90.2%
African-American 175 0.9%
Asian 1,222 6.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.1%
Other 175 0.9%
Mixed Race 228 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 661 3.6%

Eastchester 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 43.6%
Irish 15%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
German 5.7%
Russian 4.7%
US/American 3.4%
Polish 2.8%
English 1.7%
European 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
British 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
African 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Ethiopian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Eastchester 18,564 $96,179
Bronxville 6,543 $200,001
Larchmont 6,485 $163,965
Mount Vernon 68,381 $49,573
New Rochelle 72,182 $72,723
Pelham 6,400 $95,929
Tuckahoe 6,211 $78,188
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