Hawthorne, New York

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Hawthorne, New York

Introduction to Hawthorne, New York

Hawthorne, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles N of White Plains, New York and 27 miles N of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 5,083 people lived in Hawthorne.

Hawthorne History

Hawthorne is an unincorporated hamlet once known as Hammond’s Mills as a part of the Philipsburgh estate, which was owned by Frederick Philipse. The village was renamed Unionville after the Revolutionary War. A railroad station was built here in 1847, and a post office established in 1851. The village was finally named Hawthorne in honor of Rose Hawthorne, the founder of the Rosary Hill Home, where patients suffering from incurable cancer were cared for.

Hawthorne and nearby Attractions

  • Bergenfield Museum
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Maritime Aquarium
  • George Washington Bridge

Things To Do In Hawthorne

Bear Mountain State Park offers picnicking, swimming and cross country skiing opportunities. The Bergen County Zoological Park and Maritime Aquarium is a popular local spot, while the Bronx Zoo is accessible from Hawthorne as well. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest collection of live New York State freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians.

Hawthorne Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Hawthorne Higher Education

Suny Westchester Community College, Pace University, Iona College and Mercy College are all located around Hawthorne.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Hawthorne Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hawthorne Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hawthorne People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Hawthorne Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Hawthorne Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hawthorne Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Hawthorne, New York

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 4 6


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

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Hawthorne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10532
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.107
Longitude -73.796

Hawthorne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5 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 7.7 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 18.4 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
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Hawthorne Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,083 100%
Male 2,535 49.9%
Female 2,548 50.1%
Under 18 1,365 26.9%
18+ 3,718 73.1%
65+ 711 14%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.36
White 4,734 93.1%
African-American 170 3.3%
Asian 75 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 59 1.2%
Mixed Race 42 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 306 6%

Hawthorne 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 43.7%
Irish 17.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
German 6.9%
Polish 2.9%
English 2%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
US/American 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Portuguese 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Albanian 0.6%
Eastern European 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Maltese 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hawthorne 5,083 $92,042
Briarcliff Manor 7,696 $157,607
Elmsford 4,676 $71,630
Pleasantville 7,172 $105,227
Sleepy Hollow 9,212 $63,889
Thornwood 5,980 $98,313
Valhalla 5,379 $91,205
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