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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 32,221
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 13,894
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $27,255
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,065
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,862

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,612
% Above Poverty Level 74.3%
% Below Poverty Level 25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation 16.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,204
Median House Value $253,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.6%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 0.8%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station SUFFERN
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
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
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
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
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 3,551 $144,250
Chestnut Ridge 8,090 $109,318

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

Spring Valley Public Libraries

Library
Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 CHESTNUT STREET
Spring Valley, New York
(845) 352-5700
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Spring Valley High Schools

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RAMAPO HS
400 VIOLA RD
845-577-6400
Serves 1,787 students.

SPRING VALLEY HS
361 RT 59
845-577-6500
Serves 1,310 students.

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