Irvington, New York

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Irvington, New York

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. The village has a population of 6,631.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Irvington Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Irvington Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Irvington Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Irvington Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Irvington Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Irvington Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Irvington College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Irvington People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Irvington Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Irvington, New York

Comparing Irvington 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Age of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 4
Female Share of the Population 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 6


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 7
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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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
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Irvington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,631 100%
Male 3,207 48.4%
Female 3,424 51.6%
Under 18 1,867 28.2%
18+ 4,764 71.8%
65+ 899 13.6%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.13
White 5,879 88.7%
African-American 96 1.4%
Asian 461 7%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.1%
Other 77 1.2%
Mixed Race 111 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 251 3.8%

Estimated Irvington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,615
Growth -16
Growth % -0.2%

Irvington 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.7%
Italian 18.1%
Irish 17.3%
German 7.3%
Russian 5.9%
Polish 4.9%
English 4.2%
US/American 3.8%
Eastern European 2.2%
Scottish 2.1%
European 1.7%
Czech 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
Greek 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
British 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
Turkish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Irvington 6,631 $120,895
Ardsley 4,269 $116,239
Dobbs Ferry 10,622 $93,127
Elmsford 4,676 $71,630
Piermont 2,607 $89,846
Sleepy Hollow 9,212 $63,889
Tarrytown 11,090 $82,445

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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