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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 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 16,383
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,684
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,078
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,351
Median House Value $440,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0.7%
English 3.8%
Irish 45.1%

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

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 3,551 $144,250
Blauvelt 5,394 $126,862
Chestnut Ridge 8,090 $109,318

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

Pearl River Public Libraries

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