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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 6,873
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,268
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 59.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $125,417
% Above Poverty Level 98.6%
% Below Poverty Level 1.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $2,160
Median House Value $470,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 22.5%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
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
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blauvelt 5,394 $126,862
Dobbs Ferry 11,055 $137,208
Irvington 6,540 $162,824

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

Tappan Public Libraries

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Tappan Library
93 MAIN STREET
Tappan, New York
(845) 359-3877
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