Overview

Introduction to Dobbs Ferry, New York

Dobbs Ferry, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles W of White Plains, New York and 19 miles N of New York, New York. Dobbs Ferry is part of the surrounding New York metro area.

Dobbs Ferry History

The Village of Dobbs Ferry was incorporated in 1873. At that time, it was known as Greenburgh. In 1882, the area was renamed Dobbs Ferry after a ferry service that had been operating in this area since 1698. The region played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. Under General George Washington, the Continental Army encamped in Dobbs Ferry in July and August of 1781.

Dobbs Ferry and nearby Attractions

  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway
  • Estherwood Mansion
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Hudson River Museum of Westchester
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan

Things To Do In Dobbs Ferry

The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Van Saun County Park/ Bergen County Zoological Park, Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and the Belskie Museum of Art and Science are all popular nearby recreational spots. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are ideal places for a family day trip.

Dobbs Ferry Transportation

Westchester County Airport is nearby.

Dobbs Ferry Higher Education

Mercy College, Iona College, SUNY College at Purchase and SUNY Westchester Community College are the nearby institutes of higher learning.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,027
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+5,850
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40%
Median Earnings25+$72,807
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,114
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$169,211
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation21.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23%
Median Gross Rent$1,850
Median House Value$644,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.7%
Italian21.8%
Irish19.9%
German11.5%
Polish6.9%
English4.4%
Russian3.2%
West Indian2.8%
Dutch2%
African1.8%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Albanian1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Greek1.1%
Hungarian1%
Swedish1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Haitian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.7%
Australian0.6%
Bulgarian0.5%
British0.5%
Arab0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Barbadian0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Dobbs Ferry Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyWestchester County
Standard Zip Codes10522
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.01
Approximate Longitude-73.86

Dobbs Ferry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance2.3 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
StationSUFFERN
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ardsley4,534$193,462
Elmsford4,993$100,022
Irvington6,539$194,435
Piermont2,543$141,500
Tappan6,996$123,447

Dobbs Ferry Public Libraries

Dobbs Ferry Public Library
55 MAIN STREET
Dobbs Ferry, New York
(914) 693-6614

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Dobbs Ferry Hospitals

St. John's Riverside Hospital - Dobbs Ferry
(Non-profit)
128 Ashford Ave
(914) 693-0700

Dobbs Ferry Public Schools

Clark Academy
71 S Broadway
ZIP: 10522
(914) 798-7200
Other
Total Enrollment 77
Dobbs Ferry High School
505 Broadway
ZIP: 10522
(914) 693-7645
High
Total Enrollment 432
Dobbs Ferry Middle School
505 Broadway
ZIP: 10522
(914) 693-7640
Middle
Total Enrollment 342
Greenburgh Eleven Elementary School
On The Campus Of Children's Vi
ZIP: 10522
(914) 693-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 13
Greenburgh Eleven High School
On The Campus Of Children's Vi
ZIP: 10522
(914) 693-8500
Other
Total Enrollment 131
Greenburgh Eleven Middle School
On The Campus Of Children's Vi
ZIP: 10522
(914) 693-8500
Other
Total Enrollment 20
Springhurst Elementary School
Walgrove Ave
ZIP: 10522
(914) 693-1503
Primary
Total Enrollment 686

Dobbs Ferry Private Schools

Alcott School
535 Broadway
ZIP: 10522
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
The Masters School
49 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 10522
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 600
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Historic Dobbs Ferry

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Dobb's Ferry. between 1880 and 1930

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Dobb's Ferry. between 1880 and 1930

The Palisades from Dobb's Ferry. c1890.

The Palisades from Dobb's Ferry. c1890.

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