Tappan, New York

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Tappan, New York

Introduction to Tappan, New York

Tappan, New York is 6 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 19 miles N of New York, New York. The town has a population of 6,757.

Tappan History

The first European settlers in Tappan were Dutch farmers who arrived in 1686 after obtaining land from the Tappan Indians. Tappan is a part of Rockland County, which is the smallest county in New York. Tappan has preserved many of its buildings in the same condition as the time of original construction, many of which have not even been restored.

Tappan and nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • De Wint House
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Glen Rock Arboretum

Things To Do In Tappan

Local museums include the American Museum of Natural History, the Lambert Castle Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bear Mountain State Park and Blauvelt State Park offer biking, hiking, swimming, boating and picnicking opportunities. The Bronx Zoo is also nearby.

Tappan Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Tappan Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Mercy College, Manhattan College, Bergen Community College and Farleigh Dickinson University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Tappan Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Tappan College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Tappan People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Tappan Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Tappan Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Tappan Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Tappan, New York

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
People Living Alone 1 1

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Tappan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10983
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.021
Longitude -73.947

Tappan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 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 16.5 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
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
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Tappan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,757 100%
Male 3,286 48.6%
Female 3,471 51.4%
Under 18 1,685 24.9%
18+ 5,072 75.1%
65+ 997 14.8%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.27
White 5,559 82.3%
African-American 86 1.3%
Asian 913 13.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 100 1.5%
Mixed Race 86 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 430 6.4%

Tappan 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) 25.7%
Irish 21.1%
Italian 20.9%
German 7.4%
Russian 3.7%
US/American 3.3%
English 2.8%
Polish 2.7%
Haitian 1.1%
Albanian 1%
Austrian 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Croatian 0.7%
Iranian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Estonian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
European 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Syrian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
British 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tappan 6,757 $91,827
Blauvelt 5,207 $94,944
Dobbs Ferry 10,622 $93,127
Irvington 6,631 $120,895
Orangeburg 3,388 $77,679
Pearl River 15,553 $91,618
Piermont 2,607 $89,846

Tappan Public Libraries

Tappan Library
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(845) 359-3877
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