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.


Total Population 5,814
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,949
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $84,955
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.5%


People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $864
Median House Value $248,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.2%
Irish 26.1%

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

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Chester 11,902 $97,245
Monroe 41,756 $66,828

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

Washingtonville Public Libraries

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