Introduction to Tuckahoe, New York

Tuckahoe, New York, in Westchester county, is 2 miles N of Mount Vernon, New York (center to center) and 16 miles NE of New York, New York . There are 6,211 residents in the village.

Tuckahoe History

This place, which is a small hamlet in Westchester County, in the New York metro area, derives its name from an Indian term for "place of the tuckah". "Tuckah" refers to a plant used for food. When quality marble was discovered in 1818, Tuckahoe developed into a major marble producer.

Tuckahoe and Nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Cold Spring Pond
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion

Things To Do In Tuckahoe

Hempstead Harbor Park, Tallman Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park, and Ridge Road County Park are some of the parks near Tuckahoe. Popular destinations near the village are the Bergen County Zoological Park and the American Museum of Natural History. A trip may be planned to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and New York Botanical Garden. Other places of interest near Tuckahoe are Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and the Belmont Park race track.

Tuckahoe Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is located near Tuckahoe.

Tuckahoe Higher Education

College of New Rochelle, SUNY Purchase, Mercy College, and Iona College are colleges close to Tuckahoe.


Total Population 1,426
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 23.4%
Employed Population 16+ 587
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 66%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.5%
Median Earnings25+ $41,389
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,610
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,393


Median Family Income $87,727
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 10.2%


People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,938
Median House Value $708,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.1%
US/American 1.5%
English 10.2%
Irish 22.9%

Tuckahoe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of Mount Vernon, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10707
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.95
Longitude -73.827

Tuckahoe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Distance 3.5 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 13.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bronxville 6,378 $238,333
Mount Vernon 67,962 $62,948
New Rochelle 78,476 $88,192

Tuckahoe Public Libraries

Tuckahoe Public Library
Tuckahoe, New York
(914) 961-2121
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