Highland Mills, New York

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Highland Mills, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Highland Mills People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Highland Mills Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Highland Mills Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Highland Mills Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Highland Mills Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Highland Mills College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Highland Mills Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Highland Mills Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Highland Mills, New York

Comparing Highland Mills 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 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Racial Diversity 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 4 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Highland Mills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 10930
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.346
Longitude -74.126

Highland Mills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Station WALDEN 1 ESE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 16 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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Highland Mills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,468 100%
Male 1,660 47.9%
Female 1,808 52.1%
Under 18 1,086 31.3%
18+ 2,382 68.7%
65+ 230 6.6%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.3
White 3,023 87.2%
African-American 176 5.1%
Asian 94 2.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 82 2.4%
Mixed Race 86 2.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 314 9.1%

Highland Mills 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
Irish 24.2%
Italian 22.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
German 10.3%
US/American 5.3%
Polish 4.6%
English 2.4%
Albanian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Russian 1.4%
Jamaican 1.1%
Dutch 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Maltese 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Highland Mills 3,468 $84,249
Central Valley 1,857 $79,690
Chester 3,445 $65,321
Fort Montgomery 1,418 $65,708
Harriman 2,252 $63,631
Monroe 7,780 $76,894
Washingtonville 5,851 $69,145

Highland Mills Public Libraries

Woodbury Public Library
Highland Mills, New York
(845) 928-6162
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