Introduction to Haverstraw, New York

Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland county, is 15 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 31 miles N of New York, New York. The village is part of the New York metropolitan statistical area.

Haverstraw History

Henry Hudson docked his ship in Haverstraw Bay in 1609. The present day village of Haverstraw was founded in 1666. Prior to adopting its present name, the village was known as Florus Falls and Waynesburgh. It became the Village of Warren in 1854. The village was given its current name on April 14, 1874. The name was chosen because of the abundance of wild oats that grew in the village. Until World War II, Haverstraw was famous for its brickmaking industry. It was also known as the "Brickmaking Capital of the World."

Haverstraw and nearby Attractions

  • High Tor State Park
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum
  • South Mountain
  • Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Haverstraw

During your stay in Haverstraw, you can visit the High Tor State Park, Rockland Lake State Park, Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park and the Blue Mountain Reservation. The Haverstraw Brick Museum and Peekskill Museum are also worth a visit. The village is close to the Van Cortlandt Manor and Stony Point Battlefield. Apart from these, the village of Haverstraw organizes several events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival, the Columbus Day Festival and the Dominican Republic Day Parade and Festival.

Haverstraw Transportation

La Guardia International is nearby.

Haverstraw Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Rockland Community College, Mercy College- Main Campus and Iona College.


Total Population 37,261
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 18,300
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $37,096
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,655
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,994


Median Family Income $81,565
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 8.5%


People Living Alone 18.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,357
Median House Value $309,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.2%
Irish 11.9%

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

Haverstraw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10927
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.197
Longitude -73.965

Haverstraw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Distance 11.1 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
Distance 15.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Congers 8,698 $125,217
Crugers 1,720 $81,731
Stony Point 15,350 $112,091

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

Haverstraw Public Libraries

Haverstraw Kings Daughters Public Library
Haverstraw, New York
(845) 429-3445
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