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Overview

Introduction to Airmont, New York

Airmont, New York, in Rockland County, is 12 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 25 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Airmont History

The Tallman family moved into this region in 1675, establishing a farm and becoming the first permanent European settlers in the area. Route 59 opened in 1828, facilitating transportation. In 1841, the Piermont branch railroad was established. The wife of Reverend Bodine named the community Airmont in 1890 because of the area's elevation and natural beauty. In 1989, residents of Airmont voted in favor of creating their own village. It was incorporated in 1991.

Airmont and nearby Attractions

  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Airmont

The 2,145-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation, and the 1,351-acre Campgaw Mountain Reservation offer nature trails and opportunities for fishing and camping. The Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Old Stone House Museum, the Schoolhouse Museum, and the Ringwood Manor House Museum are some of the local museums. Darlington County Park features two lakes, beaches, picnic areas, and volleyball, tennis and handball courts. The High Tor State Park offers views of the Hudson River, along with nature trails and picnic areas.

Airmont Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Airmont Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and Passaic County Community College.

People

Total Population 8,808
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,922
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 57.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45%
Median Earnings25+ $48,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,049

Wealth

Median Family Income $117,045
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,184
Median House Value $454,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 12.9%

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

Airmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10901
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.1
Longitude -74.127

Airmont 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 SUFFERN
Distance 1.6 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 CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 16.9 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
Chestnut Ridge 8,090 $109,318
Hillburn 872 $87,083

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

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