Washingtonville, New York

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Washingtonville, New York

Introduction to Washingtonville, New York

Washingtonville, New York, in Orange County, is 34 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 47 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The village’s population is 5,851.

Washingtonville History

Washingtonville was initially known as Matthews Field. Europeans first settled in the area in 1731, after Vincent Matthews bought land from local Native Americans in 1721. John Jacques, a shoemaker, established a shop in this area in 1809. Two years later, Samuel Moffat constructed a trading post in the community, and in 1818, he built the Washington Tavern. Following the establishment of a tannery, a gristmill and a plaster mill, the community began to prosper. Samuel and John Jacques named the community Washingtonville after George Washington. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1895.

Washingtonville and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of the Hudson Highlands
  • New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
  • Fahnestock State Park
  • Blue Mountain Reservation
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Washingtonville

The Orange County Firefighters Museum and the West Point Museum are some of the local museums. The Fahnestock State Park offers camping, fishing and boating opportunities. The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is nearby as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Otterkill Golf & Country Club.

Washingtonville Transportation

Stewart International is the closest major airport.

Washingtonville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Orange County Community College, Rockland Community College and Marist College.

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High Points

Washingtonville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Washingtonville Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Washingtonville Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Washingtonville Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Washingtonville Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Washingtonville Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Washingtonville Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Washingtonville Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Washingtonville, New York

Comparing Washingtonville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 9

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Washingtonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 10992
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.427
Longitude -74.166

Washingtonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WALDEN 1 ESE
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
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Washingtonville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,851 100%
Male 2,856 48.8%
Female 2,995 51.2%
Under 18 1,882 32.2%
18+ 3,969 67.8%
65+ 545 9.3%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.46
White 5,156 88.1%
African-American 326 5.6%
Asian 83 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.2%
Other 177 3%
Mixed Race 96 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 660 11.3%

Estimated Washingtonville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,236
Growth 385
Growth % 6.6%

Washingtonville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 26.8%
Irish 23.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
German 10.3%
English 3.5%
Polish 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
US/American 1.7%
Dutch 1.4%
Greek 1%
European 1%
Scottish 1%
Austrian 0.8%
Haitian 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Portuguese 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Iranian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
African 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Washingtonvle (10992)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washingtonville 5,851 $69,145
Central Valley 1,857 $79,690
Chester 3,445 $65,321
Highland Mills 3,468 $84,249
Maybrook 3,084 $56,912
Monroe 7,780 $76,894
Vails Gate 3,319 $44,485

Washingtonville Public Libraries

Moffat Library Of Washingtonville
Washingtonville, New York
(845) 496-5483
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