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Overview

Introduction to Port Chester, New York

Port Chester, New York, in Westchester county, is 2 miles SW of Greenwich, Connecticut and 24 miles NE of New York, New York.

Port Chester History

The origin of Port Chester goes back to 1660, when three settlers, Peter Disbrow, John Coe and Thomas Stedwell bought Manursing Island and the land near the Byram River from the local Mohegan Indians. The land they bought has grown into the present day village of Port Chester. However, the region was originally called Saw Pit because of the saw pits that were commonly used in those times. The village adopted the name Port Chester when it was officially incorporated in 1868.

Port Chester and nearby Attractions

  • Westchester Country Club
  • Rye Golf Club
  • Saxon Woods Park
  • Bruce Museum
  • Neuberger Museum of Art
  • Greenwich Point Park

Things To Do In Port Chester

Port Chester has developed into a flourishing retail and service economy. Its downtown Restaurant Row is famous throughout the region because of the wide variety of global cuisine that is offered by the dozens of establishments. A retail center, "The Waterfront at Port Chester," has a multiplex movie theater and several popular retail stores.

Port Chester Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Port Chester Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at SUNY College, Iona College and The College of New Rochelle.

People

Total Population 29,406
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 15,805
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 43.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,276
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,522
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,681

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,781
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13%
% Using Public Transportation 14.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,419
Median House Value $436,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.1%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 5.5%

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

Port Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Greenwich, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10573
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.001
Longitude -73.666

Port Chester 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 WESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 8.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Portchester (10573)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Harrison 27,998 $124,744
Mamaroneck 29,657 $161,607
Scarsdale 17,621 $250

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

Port Chester Public Libraries

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Port Chester Public Library
1 HASECO AVENUE
Port Chester, New York
(914) 939-6710
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914-934-7950
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