Introduction to Tarrytown, New York

Tarrytown, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 24 miles N of New York, New York. The village is included in the New York metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,090 people lived in Tarrytown.

Tarrytown History

According to historical records, the first house was built in this area sometime in 1645. Writer Washington Irving was a resident of Tarrytown, and claimed the name of the town originated from the local women whose husbands spent a lot of time in the village tavern. However, historians believe that the name of the village was derived from a Dutch term for "wheat." In the past, this village served as a place for steamboat landing. Tarrytown was officially incorporated in 1870.

Tarrytown and nearby Attractions

  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Pocantico Hills Golf Course
  • Freemont Pond Town Park
  • Lyndhurst
  • Orangetown Museum & Archives
  • Philipsburg Manor

Things To Do In Tarrytown

The Rockefeller State Preserve has facilities for a diverse range of activities like hiking, camping and picnicking. One can also visit sites of historical importance like the DeWint House, which served as Washington's headquarters during the espionage trial of the British Major John Andre. The Tarrytown Street Fair is a local celebration which is held annually in June.

Tarrytown Transportation

La Guardia is the nearest major airport.

Tarrytown Higher Education

Marymount College is the local institution providing facilities for higher education. Other such institutions in the neighborhood include Mercy College and Iona College.


Total Population 11,423
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,644
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.1%
Median Earnings25+ $58,954
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,330
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,625


Median Family Income $127,527
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.3%
% Using Public Transportation 25.1%


People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,549
Median House Value $518,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 16.5%

Tarrytown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10591
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.076
Longitude -73.859

Tarrytown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.4 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 15.4 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
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North Tarrytown (10591)

Philipse Manor (10591)

Pocantico Hills (10591)

Sleepy Hollow Manor (10591)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmsford 4,719 $91,477
Irvington 6,506 $164,351
Nyack 6,857 $84,250

Tarrytown Public Libraries

Warner Library
Tarrytown, New York
(914) 631-7734
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Lyndhurst (home of Mrs. Helen Gould Shepard) between 1910 and 1920

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Lyndhurst (home of Mrs. Helen Gould Shepard) between 1910 and 1920

Lynnhurst i.e. Lyndhurst (the home of Miss Helen Gould Shepard) ca. 1900

Light house between 1900 and 1920

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