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Overview

Introduction to Pearl River, New York

Pearl River, New York, in Rockland county, is 10 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 22 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New York metropolitan area with. Pearl River's population is approximately 15,553.

Pearl River History

Pearl River was originally known as "Muddy Creek." It was once a deserted area and was purchased in 1870 by Julius E. Braunsdorf, who wanted to develop it into a company town. During its early years, the town had five divisions: Muddy Brook, Naurashaun, Pascack, Sickletown and Middletown. According to historians, Dr. Ves Bogert, a resident of the town, found pearls in mussels in Muddy Creek. This led to the renaming of the town as Pearl River.

Pearl River and nearby Attractions

  • Van Houten Homestead
  • Pascack Brook County Park
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Kaufman Campground
  • Blue Hill Golf Club

Things To Do In Pearl River

Pearl River is home to many interesting places. The Braunsdorf Park Pearl River provides facilities like picnic areas, playgrounds and sports fields. The Orangetown Museum & Archives would interest people who are interested in learning more about the history of the area.

Pearl River Transportation

La Guardia Airport is nearby.

Pearl River Higher Education

Rockland Community College, Bergen Community College, Mercy College and Ramapo College of New Jersey are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 15,901
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,660
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.9%
Median Earnings25+ $60,716
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,094
Median Earnings With High School Degree $44,327

Wealth

Median Family Income $122,396
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,357
Median House Value $446,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
US/American 0.4%
English 3.7%
Irish 49.2%

Pearl River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10965
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.058
Longitude -74.022

Pearl River 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 7.8 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 10.7 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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 19.3 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 3,721 $141,200
Blauvelt 5,868 $132,443
Chestnut Ridge 8,035 $119,911
Nanuet 18,366 $105,538
Orangeburg 4,129 $120,694

Pearl River Public Libraries

Library
Pearl River Public Library
80 FRANKLIN AVENUE
Pearl River, New York
(845) 735-4084
Library Web Site

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Pearl River High Schools

PEARL RIVER HS
275 E CENTRAL AVE
845-620-3800
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 934 students.

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