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Overview

Introduction to West Point, New York

West Point, New York is 26 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 45 miles N of New York, New York. It is in Orange county. The population of the town is 7,138.

West Point History

West Point, which was a fortified site during the Revolutionary War, was controlled by a garrison of Continental soldiers throughout the war. The United States Military Academy was formed in West Point in 1802, and in 1937, the West Point Bullion Depository was created. In 1988, the Depository was renamed as the West Point Mint. West Point is often referred to simply as "The Point".

West Point and nearby Attractions

  • The Great Chain
  • West Point Museum
  • Kosciuszko Garden
  • Constitution Marsh Sanctuary
  • Fort Putnam

Things To Do In West Point

Visitors to West Point may visit several parks such as The Parade, Michie Stadium, and Mohansic State Park. Chapels located in West Point include Old Cadet Chapel, Jewish Chapel, Catholic Chapel, and Cadet Chapel. Mine Lake and Popolopen Lake are also nice places to visit on a quiet evening. Opportunities to play golf are available at West Point Golf Course. Constitution Island, located across the Hudson River, has great historical significance. The Constitution Marsh Sanctuary has interesting specimens of the areas flora and fauna.

West Point Transportation

Stewart International airport is near West Point.

West Point Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Marist College, and Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff.

People

Total Population 6,830
Male Share of the Population 66.8%
Female Share of the Population 33.2%
Senior Citizens 0.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,728
Age of the Population 21

Families

% of people married 25.6%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 68.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,192
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 9 minutes
% Working from Home 37.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 37%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 9.7%
Median Gross Rent $3,119
Median House Value $0

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.8%
Irish 18.6%

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

West Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles N of New York, New York
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 10996
P.O. Box Zip Codes 10997
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.391
Longitude -73.956

West Point 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 WEST POINT
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Station STORMVILLE
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 21.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

West Point Military Reservat (10996)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cold Spring 1,790 $107,045
Fort Montgomery 1,421 $93,750
Highland Falls 3,856 $103,093

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

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Historic West Point

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Light House Point (U.S. Military Academy) c1901.

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Light House Point (U.S. Military Academy) c1901.

Flirtation Walk and lighthouse (United States Military Academy, West Point) c1905.

West Shore station between 1890 and 1910

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