Introduction to Irvington, New York

Irvington, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles W of White Plains, New York (center to center) and 21 miles N of New York, New York.

Irvington History

Sometimes referred to as Irvington-on-Hudson, this area was once inhabited by the Wickquasgeck Indians. The land belonged to Frederick Philipse, but in 1785 he sold it to local farmers. The land changed hands many more times - from William Dutcher to Justus Dearman to Gustavo F. Sacchi to John Jay. Jay laid out a village and named it 'Dearman'. It was rechristened Irvington in honor of the poet, Washington Irvington and was incorporated under that name on April 16, 1872.

Irvington and Nearby Attractions

  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Blue Mountain

Things To Do In Irvington

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the American Folk Art Museum, the Hudson River Museum of Westchester, and the American Irish Historical Society are local attractions. Parks near Irvington are Hempstead Harbor Park, Blauvelt State Park, Graham Hills County Park, and Rockland Lake State Park. Historic sites nearby include the Dewint House, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and Union Church. Irvington Woods Hiking Trails, and Old Croton Trailway State Historic Park and Trail are popular hiking trails in the village. Other attractions include the Maritime Aquarium, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and Bartlett Arboretum.

Irvington Transportation

Flights are available at Newark International Airport.

Irvington Higher Education

Colleges closest to Irvington include SUNY Westchester Community College, Concordia College Bronxville, Mercy College, Manhattanville College, and College of New Rochelle.


Total Population 6,540
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,341
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 66.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $162,824
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 22.5%


People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,786
Median House Value $633,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
US/American 0.9%
English 5.4%
Irish 21.1%

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

Irvington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10533
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.038
Longitude -73.865

Irvington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.2 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 15.8 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 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Irvington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Irvington (10533)

Irvington on Hudson (10533)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ardsley 4,542 $167,014
Dobbs Ferry 11,055 $137,208
Elmsford 4,765 $93,333

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

Irvington Public Libraries

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Historic Irvington


Sunnyside (Washington Irving's home) between 1895 and 1910

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Sunnyside (Washington Irving's home) between 1895 and 1910

Sunnyside (Washington Irving's home) ca. 1900

Sunnyside (home of Washington Irving) between 1900 and 1910

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