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Overview

Introduction to Mamaroneck, New York

Mamaroneck, New York, in Westchester county, is 3 miles NE of New Rochelle, New York and 19 miles NE of New York, New York. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New York metropolitan area with.

Mamaroneck History

Originally, there were two farming communities on the side of the River Mamaroneck. They were merged as the commercial Village of Mamaroneck in the 1890s. The village was incorporated in 1895. According to one tradition, the village was named after a local chief. However, others believe that the name was derived from an Indian term meaning "the place of rolling stones" or "the place where fresh water falls into salt." Mamaroneck was once a popular summer residence for the wealthy residents of New York City. The first railroad from New York City entered the village in 1848.

Mamaroneck and nearby Attractions

  • Harbor Island Park
  • Saxon Woods Park
  • Neuberger Museum of Art
  • Bronx Zoo
  • City Island Nautical Museum
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Mamaroneck

Mamaroneck offers several recreational facilities. You can visit Columbus Park, Harbor Island Park, Florence Street Park and the Otter Creek Preserve. The village has many houses of worship, including Saint Vito's Church, Barry Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Straight Gate Church and Saint Thomas Episcopal Church. You can even plan a day trip to the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Studio Museum in Harlem or the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

Mamaroneck Transportation

Westchester County Airport is nearby.

Mamaroneck Higher Education

The College of New Rochelle and SUNY College at Purchase are among the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 29,657
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,925
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 59.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 66.5%
Median Earnings25+ $70,847
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,038
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,396

Wealth

Median Family Income $161,607
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 36.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $1,569
Median House Value $816,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 5.5%
Irish 13.7%

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

Mamaroneck Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of New Rochelle, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10543
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.948
Longitude -73.733

Mamaroneck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SCARSDALE
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 6.3 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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastchester 32,880 $140,846
Harrison 27,998 $124,744

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

Mamaroneck Public Libraries

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Mamaroneck, New York
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Mamaroneck High Schools

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1000 W BOSTON POST RD
914-220-3100
Serves 1,373 students.

RYE NECK SHS
300 HORNIDGE RD
914-777-5200
Serves 366 students.

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Historic Mamaroneck

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Calloway residence (stable) between 1900 and 1915

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Calloway residence (stable) between 1900 and 1915

Calloway residence (back porch, with chair) between 1900 and 1915

Calloway residence (interior, desk and mantle) between 1900 and 1915

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