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Overview

Introduction to Haverstraw, New York

Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland county, is 15 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 31 miles N of New York, New York. The village is part of the New York metropolitan statistical area.

Haverstraw History

Henry Hudson docked his ship in Haverstraw Bay in 1609. The present day village of Haverstraw was founded in 1666. Prior to adopting its present name, the village was known as Florus Falls and Waynesburgh. It became the Village of Warren in 1854. The village was given its current name on April 14, 1874. The name was chosen because of the abundance of wild oats that grew in the village. Until World War II, Haverstraw was famous for its brickmaking industry. It was also known as the "Brickmaking Capital of the World."

Haverstraw and nearby Attractions

  • High Tor State Park
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum
  • South Mountain
  • Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Haverstraw

During your stay in Haverstraw, you can visit the High Tor State Park, Rockland Lake State Park, Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park and the Blue Mountain Reservation. The Haverstraw Brick Museum and Peekskill Museum are also worth a visit. The village is close to the Van Cortlandt Manor and Stony Point Battlefield. Apart from these, the village of Haverstraw organizes several events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival, the Columbus Day Festival and the Dominican Republic Day Parade and Festival.

Haverstraw Transportation

La Guardia International is nearby.

Haverstraw Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Rockland Community College, Mercy College- Main Campus and Iona College.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,344
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+18,558
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.8%
Median Earnings25+$38,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,624
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,170

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,299
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation8.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,382
Median House Value$299,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.4%
Irish13.8%
Italian12.7%
West Indian7%
German5.5%
Haitian4.7%
Polish2.8%
Russian2.5%
English2.1%
Jamaican2%
African1.4%
Ukrainian1%
Austrian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Macedonian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Israeli0.2%
British0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Haverstraw Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockland County
Standard Zip Codes10927
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.18
Approximate Longitude-73.95

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)

StationYORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance15.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Congers8,562$126,667
Crugers1,408$106,691
Stony Point15,381$112,738
Thiells5,365$118,958
West Haverstraw10,334$69,107

Haverstraw Public Schools

Haverstraw Elementary School
16 Grant St
ZIP: 10927
(845) 942-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 571

Haverstraw Private Schools

St Peter's School
21 Ridge St
ZIP: 10927
Elementary
Total Enrollment 261
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