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 1,169
Male Share of the Population 54.4%
Female Share of the Population 45.6%
Senior Citizens 24.2%
Employed Population 16+ 506
Age of the Population 50


% of people married 64.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $100,977
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation 9.3%


People Living Alone 17.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,710
Median House Value $915,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.3%
US/American 2.7%
English 11.9%
Irish 22.6%

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

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 6,409 $250
Eastchester 32,880 $140,846
Pelham 12,560 $174,028

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

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