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Overview

Introduction to New Rochelle, New York

New Rochelle, New York, in Westchester county, is 15 miles NE of New York, New York. New Rochelle is situated on the beautiful Long Island Sound in the southeast part of the state. It's a bedroom community for New York City. It's a popular destination during the summer. The downtown area has gone through extensive revitalization and includes numerous offices, shopping areas, luxury residences, condominiums and apartments.

Outside of the downtown area the city is filled with extensive residential neighborhoods. New Rochelle features some of the most expensive real estate in the nation. The local schools have been given the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education on numerous occasions. Manhattan's Grand Central Station is approximately a 35 minute train ride from New Rochelle.

New Rochelle History

The Siwanoy Indians were the original inhabitants. The town was established by Huguenots in 1688. They came to America to escape the powerful Catholic pogroms in France. The name New Rochelle was taken due to the large number of the residents who formerly lived in La Rochelle France. During the 18th century the town was primarily an agricultural community. The population significantly grew during the late 1800's and it became a popular summer resort after the arrival of the New York & New Haven Railroad. A large number of residents commuted to New York city for work.

New Rochelle Attractions

  • The downtown entertainment complex, known as New Roc City includes a large movie theater complex, an indoor ice-hockey facility, go-karts, restaurants and other venues
  • Execution Rocks Lighthouse
  • St. John's Wilmot Church is a historic Episcopal parish
  • Trinity St. Paul's Episcopal church is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • New Rochelle City Hall is an impressive structure
  • Huguenot Children's Library
  • New Rochelle Opera Company

New Rochelle Activities

The beautiful coastline provides residents and visitors with excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Long Island Sound area includes yacht, rowing as well as sailing clubs. Numerous beach associations are located on Davenport Neck. The New York Athletic Club is situated on Travers Island which borders New Rochelle. The municipality runs a large marina which includes a vast number of slips and mooring spaces.

New Rochelle has a notable group of parklands and nature preserves. Glen Island includes an impressive castle structure and an excellent beach. It's accessible from the mainland by a drawbridge. Five Islands Park is a collection of islands which are connected by footbridges and walkways and are used for hiking, camping and outdoor activities. Hudson Park is situated on the harbor and features a beach area and a station of the United States Coast Guard as well as yacht and rowing clubs.

David's Island includes a wife variety of birds and wildlife and features sandy beaches. Ward Acres includes forest areas, meadows and is popular for hiking. The Leatherstocking Trail is enjoyed by hikers. Twin Lakes Park features wooded areas, marshlands, two lakes and numerous trails. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the Wykagyl Country Club and Pelham Country Club.

New Rochelle Transportation

The city includes a commuter railroad station. Service is provided by Metro North and Amtrak.

New Rochelle Higher Education

The city is home to the College of New Rochelle, Iona College and Monroe College.

Demographics

People

Total Population79,299
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+37,859
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.5%
Median Earnings25+$49,597
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,405
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,401

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,447
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.6%
% Using Public Transportation21.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,382
Median House Value$545,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.3%
Italian16.9%
Irish7.6%
West Indian5.6%
German4.4%
Polish3.4%
Jamaican3.4%
Russian2.4%
English2%
African1.4%
French Except Basque1.2%
Haitian1.2%
Portuguese1.1%
Greek0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Lithuanian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Israeli0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Basque0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
British0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
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New Rochelle Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10801, 10805, 10804
P.O. Box Zip Codes10802
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.92
Approximate Longitude-73.77

New Rochelle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSCARSDALE
Distance5.1 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
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance6.7 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
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance13.1 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
Bronxville6,395$250
Larchmont6,031$228,077
Mount Vernon68,217$65,578
Pelham Manor5,564$204,250

New Rochelle Public Libraries

New Rochelle Public Library
ONE LIBRARY PLAZA
New Rochelle, New York
(914) 632-7878

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New Rochelle Hospitals

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
16 Guion Place

New Rochelle Public Schools

Columbus Elementary School
275 Washington Ave
ZIP: 10801
(914) 576-4401
Primary
Total Enrollment 844
Daniel Webster Elementary School
95 Glenmore Dr
ZIP: 10801
(914) 576-4460
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Henry Barnard School
129 Barnard Rd
ZIP: 10801
(914) 576-4386
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
New Rochelle High School
265 Clove Rd
ZIP: 10801
(914) 576-4502
High
Total Enrollment 3413
Albert Leonard Middle School
25 Gerada Ln
ZIP: 10804
(914) 576-4339
Middle
Total Enrollment 1230
George M Davis Elementary School
80 Iselin Dr
ZIP: 10804
(914) 576-4420
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
William B Ward Elementary School
311 Broadfield Rd
ZIP: 10804
(914) 576-4450
Primary
Total Enrollment 1013
Isaac E Young Middle School
270 Centre Ave
ZIP: 10805
(914) 576-4360
Middle
Total Enrollment 1157
Jefferson Elementary School
131 Weyman Ave
ZIP: 10805
(914) 576-4430
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Trinity Elementary School
180 Pelham Rd
ZIP: 10805
(914) 576-4440
Primary
Total Enrollment 858

New Rochelle Private Schools

Blessed Sacrament St Gabriel High School
24 Shea Pl
ZIP: 10801
Secondary
Total Enrollment 235
Holy Name Of Jesus
70 Petersville Rd
ZIP: 10801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Salesian High School
148 E Main St
ZIP: 10801
Secondary
Total Enrollment 505
The Pre School Learning Center
95 Eastchester Rd
ZIP: 10801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Westchester Area School
456 Webster Ave
ZIP: 10801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
Hudson Country Montessori School
340 Quaker Ridge Rd
ZIP: 10804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
Iona Grammar School
173 Stratton Rd
ZIP: 10804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
The Ursuline School
1354 North Ave
ZIP: 10804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 788
Thornton-donovan School
100 Overlook Cir
ZIP: 10804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 170
Mount Tom Day School
48 Mount Tom Rd
ZIP: 10805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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