Introduction to Spring Valley, New York

Spring Valley, New York, in Rockland county, is 14 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 26 miles N of New York, New York. The village is part of the New York metropolitan statistical area. About 25,464 people live in Spring Valley.

Spring Valley History

Spring Valley was originally a part of the Town of Ramapo. It was first settled in by Scotsmen and was then renamed Scotland. In 1842, the area was renamed Spring Valley. It was incorporated as a separate village on July 9, 1902. The village's first election was held on August 8, 1902. Peter Van Orden became the first village President. Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, visited the village in 1914.

Spring Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Orangetown Museum & Archives
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan

Things To Do In Spring Valley

During your stay in Spring Valley, you can spend your leisure hours at the Rockland Lake State Park, Blauvelt State Park, High Tor State Park and the Darlington County Park. The village also offers easy access to a number of historic sites and museums. Among these are the Van Riper- Hopper House, Ringwood Manor, Pascack Historical Society Museum, Union Church, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and the Old Stone House Museum. In addition, the Recreation Department of Spring Valley organizes several events and programs throughout the year.

Spring Valley Transportation

Flights are available from Teterboro Airport.

Spring Valley Higher Education

Sunbridge College is the local college. Rockland Community College and Ramapo College of New Jersey are also close to the village.


Total Population 32,007
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 13,866
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $26,860
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,654
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,212


Median Family Income $47,093
% Above Poverty Level 74.6%
% Below Poverty Level 25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 17.5%


People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,177
Median House Value $270,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.1%
Irish 0.9%

Spring Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10977
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.113
Longitude -74.044

Spring Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.5 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
Distance 13.5 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 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bardonia 3,721 $141,200
Chestnut Ridge 8,035 $119,911
Monsey 20,171 $34,300
Nanuet 18,366 $105,538
New Hempstead 5,240 $119,444
New Square 7,328 $23,528

Spring Valley Public Libraries

Finkelstein Memorial Library
Spring Valley, New York
(845) 352-5700
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