New City, New York

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New City, New York

Introduction to New City, New York

New City, New York, in Rockland county, is 14 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 28 miles N of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding New York metro area, New City is home to some 34,038 residents.

New City History

New City is a census-designated place and a hamlet and a part of the Town of Clarkstown, which was founded in 1791. This area was originally home to the Algonquian-speaking Indians including the Lenni Lenape and the Munsees. The first European settlers who came to this area were the Dutch. In 1683, the initial 12 counties of New York were established. Rockland was initially a part of Orange County. It established its own separate identity in 1798.

New City and nearby Attractions

  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Deforest Lake
  • Dellwood County Club
  • Dutch Garden
  • Law Enforcement Museum

Things To Do In New City

New City is home to significant historical sites. The Cropsey Farm, which was built from native red sandstone in 1769, is one of the oldest barns in existence in Rockland County. The Dutch Garden, which was designed as a memorial to the county’s earliest settlers, has latticed walls and walks made from Haverstraw brick. The town also offers opportunities for the enjoyment of recreational activities at its several parks, golf clubs and the waterfront.

New City Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

New City Higher Education

Rockland Community College, Mercy College, Ramapo College and Pace University provide facilities for higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy New City Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy New City Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy New City People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% New City College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of New City, New York

Comparing New City 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
Age of the Population 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 5 9
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 7
Short Commute Times 1 2


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

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New City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10956
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.147
Longitude -73.989

New City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 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 13.1 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 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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New City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 34,038 100%
Male 16,671 49%
Female 17,367 51%
Under 18 8,733 25.7%
18+ 25,305 74.3%
65+ 4,064 11.9%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 3.27
White 28,963 85.1%
African-American 1,591 4.7%
Asian 2,378 7%
American Indian & Alaskan 28 0.1%
Other 616 1.8%
Mixed Race 455 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,999 5.9%

New City 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) 21.3%
Italian 21.1%
Irish 14.7%
Russian 9.5%
US/American 5.9%
German 5.8%
Polish 4.4%
English 2.1%
Eastern European 2%
European 1.1%
Hungarian 0.8%
Haitian 0.8%
Romanian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Jamaican 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Albanian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Egyptian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Syrian 0.3%
West Indian 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Clarkstown (10956)

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)
New City 34,038 $99,761
Bardonia 4,367 $104,415
Congers 8,303 $85,821
New Hempstead 4,767 $100,127
New Square 4,624 $12,208
Pomona 2,726 $108,399
Valley Cottage 9,269 $87,123

New City Public Libraries

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(845) 634-4997
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