Nyack, New York

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Nyack, New York

Introduction to Nyack, New York

Nyack, New York is 9 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 24 miles N of New York, New York. It is in Rockland County. The population of the village is 6,737.

Nyack History

This area was initially a fishing spot for local Nyack Native Americans. The first Europeans arrived in Nyack in 1675. It was formally incorporated as a village in 1782. Nyack was known chiefly for its ship building and commercial center during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Nyack and nearby Attractions

  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • DeWint House
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum

Things To Do In Nyack

Local museums include the American Labor Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science and the Bronx County Historical Society. The Blue Mountain Reservation offers scenic hiking trails, while the Bergen County Zoological Park and the Bartlett Arboretum are accessible from Nyack as well.

Nyack Transportation

La Guardia International is the nearest major airport.

Nyack Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Mercy College, Iona College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Pace University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Nyack Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Nyack Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Nyack Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Nyack Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Nyack Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Nyack College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Nyack, New York

Comparing Nyack 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 Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 5 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Affordability of Rents 1 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Nyack Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10960
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.09
Longitude -73.918

Nyack Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 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 12.2 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 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
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Nyack Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,737 100%
Male 3,128 46.4%
Female 3,609 53.6%
Under 18 1,277 19%
18+ 5,460 81%
65+ 907 13.5%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 4,299 63.8%
African-American 1,774 26.3%
Asian 163 2.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.2%
Other 179 2.7%
Mixed Race 307 4.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 577 8.6%

Estimated Nyack Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,676
Growth -61
Growth % -0.9%

Nyack 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) 26.7%
Irish 12.4%
Italian 10.8%
Haitian 9.9%
German 5.8%
US/American 4.7%
Russian 4.5%
English 4.3%
Greek 2.2%
Jamaican 2.1%
African 1.9%
Dutch 1.9%
Polish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Swiss 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
British 0.8%
Eastern European 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Central Nyack (10960)
Grandview (10960)
Grandview on Hudson (10960)
Upper Grandview (10960)

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)
Nyack 6,737 $69,146
Blauvelt 5,207 $94,944
Sleepy Hollow 9,212 $63,889
South Nyack 3,473 $62,262
Upper Nyack 1,863 $103,049
Valley Cottage 9,269 $87,123
West Nyack 3,282 $106,576

Nyack Public Libraries

Nyack Library
Nyack, New York
(845) 358-3370
Library Web Site

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Nyack Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(845) 348-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Nyack

(As of 2005)
80 Main Street
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