Overview

Introduction to Irvington, New York

Irvington, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles W of White Plains, New York (center to center) and 21 miles N of New York, New York.

Irvington History

Sometimes referred to as Irvington-on-Hudson, this area was once inhabited by the Wickquasgeck Indians. The land belonged to Frederick Philipse, but in 1785 he sold it to local farmers. The land changed hands many more times - from William Dutcher to Justus Dearman to Gustavo F. Sacchi to John Jay. Jay laid out a village and named it 'Dearman'. It was rechristened Irvington in honor of the poet, Washington Irvington and was incorporated under that name on April 16, 1872.

Irvington and Nearby Attractions

  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Blue Mountain

Things To Do In Irvington

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the American Folk Art Museum, the Hudson River Museum of Westchester, and the American Irish Historical Society are local attractions. Parks near Irvington are Hempstead Harbor Park, Blauvelt State Park, Graham Hills County Park, and Rockland Lake State Park. Historic sites nearby include the Dewint House, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and Union Church. Irvington Woods Hiking Trails, and Old Croton Trailway State Historic Park and Trail are popular hiking trails in the village. Other attractions include the Maritime Aquarium, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and Bartlett Arboretum.

Irvington Transportation

Flights are available at Newark International Airport.

Irvington Higher Education

Colleges closest to Irvington include SUNY Westchester Community College, Concordia College Bronxville, Mercy College, Manhattanville College, and College of New Rochelle.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,539
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+3,136
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.5%
Median Earnings25+$90,742
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,434

Wealth

Median Family Income$194,435
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation26.8%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,533
Median House Value$664,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23%
Irish18.8%
Italian17.8%
German11.1%
English6.1%
Polish5.5%
Greek4.2%
Russian3.9%
French Except Basque3.2%
Hungarian1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Norwegian1.3%
Serbian1.2%
Austrian1.1%
Canadian1%
Welsh1%
Dutch0.9%
Croatian0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
Czech0.7%
US/American0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Albanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Iranian0.2%
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Irvington Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyWestchester County
Standard Zip Codes10533
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.03
Approximate Longitude-73.86

Irvington 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
Distance3.2 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
Distance15.8 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 LA GUARDIA AP
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ardsley4,534$193,462
Dobbs Ferry11,027$169,211
Elmsford4,993$100,022
Piermont2,543$141,500
Sleepy Hollow10,138$81,000
Tarrytown11,459$135,000

Irvington Public Libraries

Irvington Pub Lib Guiteau Foundation
12 SOUTH ASTOR STREET
Irvington, New York
(914) 591-7840

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Irvington Public Schools

Abbott School
100 N Broadway
ZIP: 10533
(914) 591-7151
Dows Lane (k-3) School
6 Dows Ln
ZIP: 10533
(914) 591-6012
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Irvington High School
40 N Broadway
ZIP: 10533
(914) 591-8648
High
Total Enrollment 544
Irvington Middle School
40 N Broadway
ZIP: 10533
(914) 591-9494
Middle
Total Enrollment 414
Main Street School School (4-5)
101 Main St
ZIP: 10533
(914) 591-1961
Middle
Total Enrollment 264

Irvington Private Schools

John Cardinal Oconnor School
16 N Broadway
ZIP: 10533
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 57
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Historic Irvington

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Sunnyside (Washington Irving's home) between 1895 and 1910

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Sunnyside (Washington Irving's home) between 1895 and 1910

Sunnyside (Washington Irving's home) ca. 1900

Sunnyside (home of Washington Irving) between 1900 and 1910

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