Stony Point, New York

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Stony Point, New York

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Stony Point Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Stony Point People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Stony Point Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Stony Point Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Stony Point, New York

Comparing Stony Point 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 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Racial Diversity 5 7
Senior Citizens 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Stony Point Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,744 100%
Male 5,824 49.6%
Female 5,920 50.4%
Under 18 3,041 25.9%
18+ 8,703 74.1%
65+ 1,442 12.3%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 3.31
White 11,069 94.3%
African-American 161 1.4%
Asian 163 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 0.1%
Other 189 1.6%
Mixed Race 143 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 829 7.1%

Stony Point 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
Irish 29.9%
Italian 28.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
German 6.9%
US/American 3.5%
English 3.3%
Polish 2.2%
Greek 1.5%
Russian 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Jamaican 0.7%
British 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Guyanese 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Stony Point 11,744 $82,124
Buchanan 2,189 $73,674
Crugers 1,752 $86,598
Haverstraw 10,117 $44,881
Thiells 4,758 $86,872
Verplanck 777 $51,375
West Haverstraw 10,295 $55,964
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