Scarsdale, New York

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Scarsdale, New York

Introduction to Scarsdale, New York

Scarsdale, New York, in Westchester county, is 2 miles SW of White Plains, New York and 21 miles NE of New York, New York. The village is part of the New York metropolitan statistical area. About 17,823 people live in Scarsdale.

Scarsdale History

Scarsdale was named after the ancestral home of Caleb Heathcote, called the Manor of Scarsdale. The area was settled in by Europeans in the early 1700s. It became a town on March 7, 1788. Both the British and Continental armies passed through the area during the American Revolution. The New York and Harlem Railroad first entered the region in 1846. By 1850, Scarsdale had its own school, post office and two churches. It was incorporated as a village in 1915.

Scarsdale and nearby Attractions

  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • Cudner - Hyatt House
  • Saxon Woods Park
  • Rye Playland
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Scarsdale

There are numerous parks and playgrounds in Scarsdale. Among these are the Brite Avenue Park, Colonial Acres Park, Crossway Park, Chase Park, Aspen Park, de Lima Park, Corell Park, George Field Park and Wynmor Park. The Scarsdale Municipal Pool is a 4-pool complex that includes 3 diving boards. The Children's Museum of Manhattan, Rye Playland and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are the other popular tourist haunts near the village, especially among children.

Scarsdale Transportation

Westchester County Airport is close to the village.

Scarsdale Higher Education

SUNY College at Purchase, Mercy College and Pace University- Pleasantville Briarcliff provide facilities for higher education.

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High Points

Scarsdale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Scarsdale Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Scarsdale Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Scarsdale College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Scarsdale People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Scarsdale Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Scarsdale Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Scarsdale Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Scarsdale, New York

Comparing Scarsdale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Scarsdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10583
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.005
Longitude -73.785

Scarsdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.7 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
Distance 2.5 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
Distance 18 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
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Scarsdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,823 100%
Male 8,655 48.6%
Female 9,168 51.4%
Under 18 5,838 32.8%
18+ 11,985 67.2%
65+ 2,076 11.6%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.35
White 14,989 84.1%
African-American 271 1.5%
Asian 2,242 12.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0%
Other 71 0.4%
Mixed Race 244 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 467 2.6%

Estimated Scarsdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,763
Growth -60
Growth % -0.3%

Scarsdale Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
Russian 10.3%
Italian 10.2%
Irish 8.5%
US/American 7.4%
German 7.1%
Polish 5%
English 4.7%
Eastern European 4.1%
European 2.3%
Greek 1.7%
Hungarian 1.6%
Austrian 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1%
Lebanese 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Israeli 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Brazilian 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
South African 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Syrian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Edgemont (10583)
Heathcote (10583)
Scarsdale Park (10583)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Scarsdale 17,823 $200,001
Ardsley 4,269 $116,239
Eastchester 18,564 $96,179
Elmsford 4,676 $71,630
Harrison 24,154 $98,167
Hartsdale 9,830 $100,330
White Plains 53,077 $71,891

Scarsdale Public Libraries

Scarsdale Public Library
Scarsdale, New York
(914) 722-1300
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Starbucks in Scarsdale

(As of 2005)
975B Central Park Avenue
Vernon Hills
684 White Plains Road
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Historic Scarsdale


Paul Reynolds residence (stairway) between 1900 and 1915

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Paul Reynolds residence (stairway) between 1900 and 1915

Scarsdale (Paul Reynolds residence, exterior, side) between 1900 and 1915

Paul Reynolds residence (room with fireplace) between 1900 and 1915

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