Introduction to Monsey, New York

Monsey, New York, in Rockland county, is 13 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 26 miles N of New York, New York. The town is included in the New York metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 14,504 people lived in Monsey.

Monsey History

This land was originally occupied by the Munsee band of Delaware Indians, an Algonquian speaking people. The railroad station of Monsey was built by the New York & Erie Railroad in 1841 and named after Lenape Chief Munsee. In 1997, the New York Times reported that the area had over 40 yeshivas and more than 100 synagogues.

Monsey and nearby Attractions

  • Monsey Glen County Park
  • Harriman State Park
  • Campgaw Mountain
  • Spook Rock Golf Club
  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum

Things To Do In Monsey

Harriman State Park is the largest park in the area and has amenities for a diverse range of activities, including biking and hiking trails. The Campgaw Mountain offers facilities for skiing. There are also severeal museums and libraries in the neighborhood.

Monsey Transportation

Stewart International is the nearest major airport.

Monsey Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be found at Rockland Community College, Ramapo College, Bergen Community College and Passaic County Community College.


Total Population 20,171
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 5.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,746
Age of the Population 17


% of people married 62.4%
Average household size 5

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.9%
Median Earnings25+ $22,837
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,912
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,597


Median Family Income $34,300
% Above Poverty Level 52.5%
% Below Poverty Level 47.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 17.1%
% Using Public Transportation 12.9%


People Living Alone 3.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,305
Median House Value $536,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.2%
Irish 1.3%

Monsey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10952
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.111
Longitude -74.068

Monsey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.2 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 14.5 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 18.6 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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Airmont 8,770 $113,750
Chestnut Ridge 8,035 $119,911
Montebello 4,588 $174,712
New Hempstead 5,240 $119,444
New Square 7,328 $23,528
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