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Overview

Introduction to Nanuet, New York

Nanuet, New York, in Rockland county, is 12 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 24 miles N of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the New York metropolitan area.

Nanuet History

Originally this hamlet was known as Nannawitt’s Meadow. A railroad was brought to this area for the first time by the Erie Railroad company in 1841. This town was also known as Clarkstown before settling on its present name of Nanuet in 1856.

Nanuet and nearby Attractions

  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Orangetown Museum & Archives
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum
  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library

Things To Do In Nanuet

The Nanuet Mall is the town’s most popular shopping center and has a wide variety of retail outlets. Those looking for adventurous activities explore the Paleolithic ruins that lie at the western side of the Hackensack River. Lake Nanuet serves as a popular swimming spot.

Nanuet Transportation

La Guardia Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Nanuet Higher Education

Rockland Community College, Bergen Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Mercy College provide higher education in the area.

People

Total Population 18,678
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,561
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.5%
Median Earnings25+ $51,211
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,556

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,622
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 8.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,585
Median House Value $394,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
US/American 1%
English 2.8%
Irish 18.5%

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

Nanuet Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10954
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.088
Longitude -74.013

Nanuet 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 SUFFERN
Distance 7.4 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
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 11.2 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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 21.3 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
Bardonia 3,551 $144,250
Chestnut Ridge 8,090 $109,318

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

Nanuet Public Libraries

Library
Nanuet Public Library
149 CHURCH STREET
Nanuet, New York
(845) 623-4281

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Nanuet High Schools

NANUET SHS
103 CHURCH ST
845-627-9808
Serves 593 students.

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