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Overview

Introduction to Rye, New York

Rye, New York, in Westchester county, is 4 miles SW of Greenwich, Connecticut and 22 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is located in the New York metropolitan area. Rye has a population of 14,955.

Rye History

The area now known as Rye was originally inhabited by the Mohegan Indians and was a part of the Town of Rye. It was initially incorporated as the Village of Rye on September 12, 1904. Rye was reincorporated as a city on January 1, 1942. The city was named after the town of Rye, England. It is the oldest permanent settlement of the county, which began around 1660. John Coe, Thomas Studwell and John Budd were some of the early settlers in the area. The city is home to a historic amusement park, the Rye Playland, which is also designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Rye and nearby Attractions

  • Rye Nature Center
  • Square House Museum
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Rye

While staying in Rye, leisure hours can be spent at the Manursing Island Park, Rye Town Park, Oakland Beach, Rye Nature Center and Rye Beach. The Marshland Conservancy and Rye Playland are ideal places to plan a day trip to. The Apawami Golf Club and Rye Golf Club offer excellent facilities to local golfers. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Bronx Zoo and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary are also popular spots in the area.

Rye Transportation

Air transportation is provided by the Westchester County Airport.

Rye Higher Education

SUNY College at Purchase, Iona College and The College of New Rochelle are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 15,892
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,259
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 66.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 73.9%
Median Earnings25+ $91,381
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,535
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,625

Wealth

Median Family Income $187,269
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 34%

Housing

People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $1,892
Median House Value $1

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.3%
Irish 19%

Rye Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Greenwich, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10580
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.98
Longitude -73.684

Rye 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 SCARSDALE
Distance 6.1 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 7.9 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 20.1 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
Larchmont 5,952 $216,172

Rye Public Libraries

Library
Rye Free Reading Room
1061 BOSTON POST ROAD
Rye, New York
(914) 967-0480
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914-967-6100
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