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Overview

Introduction to Congers, New York

Congers, New York, in Rockland County, is 12 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 28 miles N of New York, New York.

Congers History

The area now known as Congers was settled in by German, Dutch and English settlers in the late 1600s. It was originally named Cedar Grove Corner, but the name was later changed to Waldberg, meaning "forest city" in German. The Congers railroad station was established in the area in the 1800s, along with a school, three churches and a firehouse. Rockland County was founded in the year 1798.

Congers and nearby Attractions

  • Rockland Lake Museum
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation
  • Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
  • Kingsland Point County Park
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Congers

Nearby parks include Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Kingsland Point County Park, Graham Hills County Park and Mohansic State Park. Local museums include the Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum, the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Hamilton House Museum, the Bronx County Historical Society and the Ringwood Manor House Museum.

Congers Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Congers Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Mercy College-Main Campus, Iona College and Rockland Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,562
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+4,214
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married53.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.4%
Median Earnings25+$61,335
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,667
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$1,605
Median House Value$447,500

Ancestry

Italian32%
Irish26.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
German10.4%
English4%
Polish3.3%
Russian2.7%
Norwegian1.9%
Greek1.6%
Czech1.5%
Guyanese1.4%
Portuguese1.2%
Austrian1%
French Except Basque1%
Scottish1%
Ukrainian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Croatian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Haitian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Congers Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockland County
Standard Zip Codes10920
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.14
Approximate Longitude-73.94

Congers Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSUFFERN
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bardonia3,536$146,442
Haverstraw37,344$84,299
Upper Nyack2,155$140,625
Valley Cottage10,443$117,259
West Nyack4,035$154,688

Congers Public Schools

Congers Elementary School
9 Lake Rd
ZIP: 10920
(845) 639-6330
Lakewood Elementary School
77 Lakeland Ave
ZIP: 10920
(845) 639-6320
Primary
Total Enrollment 465

Congers Private Schools

Rockland Country Day School
34 Kings Hwy
ZIP: 10920
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 120
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