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Overview

Introduction to Peekskill, New York

Peekskill, New York, in Westchester county, is 19 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 38 miles N of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New York metropolitan area with.

Peekskill History

Europeans settled down in this area during the early 1700s. Peekskill was one of the first towns to develop into an American industrial center, manufacturing stove products and iron plow. The Binney and Smith Company, which currently makes Crayola products, began as the Peekskill Chemical Company in 1864. Peekskill's manufacturing industry operated well into the later years of the 20th century. The infamous Peekskill Riots took place in the summer of 1949 and involved entertainer Paul Robeson and World War II veterans of the area took place in nearby Van Cortlandtville.

Peekskill and nearby Attractions

  • Blue Mountain Reservation
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Peekskill Museum
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum
  • Mohansic Golf Course
  • Wallace Pond

Things To Do In Peekskill

Peekskill, with its vibrant downtown area, has drawn several artists and art appreciators in the recent years. The city is quite hospitable to artist studios and galleries. Some of the interesting local venues include the Paramount Center for the Arts, which regularly screens independent films, the Peekskill Coffee House, where local acts are showcased, and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. The Peekskill Celebration is a significant local festival held every August.

Peekskill Transportation

Stewart International Airport is 20 miles away.

Peekskill Higher Education

Pace University, Rockland Community College and SUNY Westchester Community College are some of the nearby institutions of higher education.

People

Total Population 23,928
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 11,759
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $35,352
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,016
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,758

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,443
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 18%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,252
Median House Value $298,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 11.6%

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

Peekskill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10566
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.29
Longitude -73.92

Peekskill 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 YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station WEST POINT
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 16.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buchanan 2,218 $116,250
Crompond 2,466 $153,090
Crugers 1,720 $81,731
Fort Montgomery 1,421 $93,750
Lake Mohegan 5,663 $127,219

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

Peekskill Public Libraries

Library
Field Library Inc.
4 NELSON AVENUE
Peekskill, New York
(914) 737-1212
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Peekskill High Schools

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PEEKSKILL HS
1072 ELM ST
914-737-0201
Serves 822 students.

PARK STREET SCHOOL
1432 PARK ST
914-737-2088
Serves 89 students.

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Historic Peekskill

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Peekskill Bay and the Narrows (Hudson River) 1890

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Peekskill Bay and the Narrows (Hudson River) 1890

Peekskill Bay and the narrows (Hudson River) ca. 1890

Peekskill Bay and the narrows of the Hudson. between 1880 and 1898

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