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Overview

Introduction to Hawthorne, New York

Hawthorne, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles N of White Plains, New York and 27 miles N of New York, New York.

Hawthorne History

Hawthorne is an unincorporated hamlet once known as Hammond’s Mills as a part of the Philipsburgh estate, which was owned by Frederick Philipse. The village was renamed Unionville after the Revolutionary War. A railroad station was built here in 1847, and a post office established in 1851. The village was finally named Hawthorne in honor of Rose Hawthorne, the founder of the Rosary Hill Home, where patients suffering from incurable cancer were cared for.

Hawthorne and nearby Attractions

  • Bergenfield Museum
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Maritime Aquarium
  • George Washington Bridge

Things To Do In Hawthorne

Bear Mountain State Park offers picnicking, swimming and cross country skiing opportunities. The Bergen County Zoological Park and Maritime Aquarium is a popular local spot, while the Bronx Zoo is accessible from Hawthorne as well. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest collection of live New York State freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians.

Hawthorne Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Hawthorne Higher Education

Suny Westchester Community College, Pace University, Iona College and Mercy College are all located around Hawthorne.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,631
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+2,177
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.2%
Median Earnings25+$56,631
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,243

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,250
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation11.4%

Housing

People Living Alone15.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,625
Median House Value$486,600

Ancestry

Italian47.6%
Irish21.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.4%
German8.3%
English4%
Polish3.5%
Croatian2.8%
Russian1.9%
Canadian1.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Ukrainian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Hungarian1%
Portuguese0.9%
Albanian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Latvian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Czech0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
African0.3%
South African0.3%
Austrian0.2%
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Hawthorne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10532
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.1
Approximate Longitude-73.79

Hawthorne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance7.7 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
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Briarcliff Manor7,732$182,426
Elmsford4,814$94,476

Hawthorne Public Schools

Linden Hill School
226 Linda Ave
ZIP: 10532
(914) 749-2977
Other
Total Enrollment 130
Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Sr/jr High School
226 Linda Ave
ZIP: 10532
(914) 749-2939
Other
Total Enrollment 135
Hawthorne Elementary School
225 Memorial Dr
ZIP: 10532
(914) 769-8536
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Little School
226 Linda Ave
ZIP: 10532
(914) 749-2964
Primary
Total Enrollment 14

Hawthorne Private Schools

Hawthorne Country Day School
5 Bradhurst Ave
ZIP: 10532
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 182
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