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Overview

Introduction to West Haverstraw, New York

West Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland county, is 16 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 32 miles N of New York, New York. The village is conveniently located inside the New York metropolitan area.

West Haverstraw History

West Haverstraw was officially incorporated as a village in March 1883. It was home to 1,602 people at that time. Records suggest that the village had a significant commercial and industrial history before its incorporation. Grist mills were constructed along the Minisceongo Creek as early as the 18th century. From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, brick industry took over as the region's major business.

West Haverstraw and nearby Attractions

  • High Tor State Park
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum
  • Peekskill Museum
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Blue Mountain Reservation
  • Dellwood Country Club

Things To Do In West Haverstraw

West Haverstraw is a diverse and dynamic community with a flourishing commercial district. The High Tor State Park, which offers scenic views of the Hudson River, has trails and facilities for picnicking and swimming. The Haverstraw Brick Museum highlights the village's highly successful brick manufacturing history. The exhibits in this museum include materials associated with the industry. The village is also near to a few well-maintained golf courses.

West Haverstraw Transportation

Stewart International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

West Haverstraw Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at Rockland Community College, Pace University and Mercy College.

People

Total Population 10,347
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,876
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,420
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,890
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,505
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,325
Median House Value $278,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.1%
Irish 9.9%

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

West Haverstraw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10993
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.209
Longitude -73.985

West Haverstraw 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 YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 10.7 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
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 16.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crugers 1,720 $81,731
Haverstraw 37,261 $81,565
Stony Point 15,350 $112,091

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

West Haverstraw Hospitals

HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
51 NORTH ROUTE 9W
(845) 786-4000
Emergency Service: No

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