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Overview

Introduction to Stony Point, New York

Stony Point, New York, in Rockland county, is 17 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 33 miles N of New York, New York. The town is located in the New York metropolitan area. Stony Point has a population of 11,744.

Stony Point History

Stony Point was founded on March 20, 1865. Prior to adopting its present name, the town was known by several names such as Antioch, Knight’s Corners, Flora Falls and North Haverstraw. Originally, the area was inhabited by the Algonquin Indians. The Stony Point Battlefield is the site of the July 1779 Battle of Stony Point, where General Anthony Wayne and his army attacked the British battalion.

Stony Point and nearby Attractions

  • Harriman State Park
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Peekskill Museum
  • Van Saun County Park/ Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Stony Point

Stony Point is home to the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site and Stony Point State Park. You can enjoy a day out at the Harriman State Park, which includes around 32 lakes and ponds and more than 40 hiking trails. You can also visit the Palisades Interstate Park, Blue Mountain Reservation and Bear Mountain State Park. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the facilities offered by the Patriot Hills Golf Club.

Stony Point Transportation

International flights are available from Stewart International Airport.

Stony Point Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Rockland Community College, Pace University- Pleasantville Briarcliff and Ramapo College of New Jersey.

People

Total Population 15,350
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,497
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 57.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.7%
Median Earnings25+ $50,967
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,063
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,997

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,091
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,378
Median House Value $371,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.7%
Irish 26.2%

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

Stony Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10980
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.229
Longitude -73.987

Stony Point 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 YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station WEST POINT
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 11.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Grassy Point (10980)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buchanan 2,218 $116,250
Crugers 1,720 $81,731
Haverstraw 37,261 $81,565

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

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