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Overview

Introduction to Thornwood, New York

Thornwood, New York, in Westchester County, is 6 miles N of White Plains, New York and 28 miles N of New York, New York. The town has a population of 5,980.

Thornwood History

This region was originally inhabited by Algonquin Lenape Native Americans. The Harlem Line of the Metro-North Railroad established a station in Thornwood, but it was eliminated in the mid-1980s due to electrification. The area was, at one point of time, home to a large and flourishing marble quarry. In the 1980s, this quarry pit was filled up and a shopping center was built over it. Thornwood is currently an unincorporated hamlet in Westchester County.

Thornwood and nearby Attractions

  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • Trailside Nature Museum
  • Blue Mountain Reservation
  • John Jay Homestead Historic Site
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Rockland Lake State Park

Things To Do In Thornwood

The Trailside Nature Museum features Native American artifacts, nature trails, a resource center and picnic areas. At the Neuberger Museum of Art, visitors can view collections of 20th-century American art, including the works of artists like Willem de Kooning, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper and Jackson Pollock. The home of statesman John Jay, now known as the John Jay Homestead Historic Site, is located near Thornwood as well. The Blue Mountain Reservation offers camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking and mountain biking opportunities, while the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation features nature trails and picnic areas. The Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, the George Washington Bridge and the Maritime Aquarium are some of the other popular destinations in the area.

Thornwood Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the closest major airport.

Thornwood Higher Education

Colleges and universities accessible from Thornwood include Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff, SUNY Westchester Community College and Iona College.

People

Total Population 4,248
Male Share of the Population 53.2%
Female Share of the Population 46.8%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 2,377
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.9%
Median Earnings25+ $52,975
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,974
Median Earnings With High School Degree $44,643

Wealth

Median Family Income $132,446
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,561
Median House Value $574,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 19.8%

Thornwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10594
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.123
Longitude -73.779

Thornwood 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 WESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 9 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 SUFFERN
Distance 19.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Armonk 4,535 $218,333
Briarcliff Manor 7,783 $193,158
Chappaqua 1,170 $114,301
Hawthorne 4,545 $122,500
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Thornwood High Schools

WESTLAKE HS
825 WESTLAKE DR
914-769-8540
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 526 students.

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