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Overview

Introduction to Ossining, New York

Ossining, New York, in Westchester county, is 10 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 29 miles N of New York, New York. The village is located in the New York metropolitan area.

Ossining History

Frederick Philipse was one of the earliest landowners of this area. In 1685, he bought land in this region from the Sint Sinck Indians. This area eventually developed into the present day town of Ossining. Philipse also built a manor that extended from Spuyten Duyvil Creek to Croton River. The village of Sing Sing was incorporated in 1813. In 1845, a new town was created from the northern part of the Town of Mount Pleasant, which became Ossining.

Ossining and nearby Attractions

  • Philipsburg Manor
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Graham Hills County Park
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum

Things To Do In Ossining

Ossining lies in a region of great natural beauty. The vast areas of parkland and the nearby Atlantic Ocean make for a very aesthetic combination. The area also has two golf courses that overlook the ocean and offer excellent playing opportunities. Those interested in learning more about the past of the area should visit the Philipsburg Manor, which was built by an early settler.

Ossining Transportation

Air transportation is available from La Guardia Airport.

Ossining Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Pace University, SUNY Westchester Community College, Iona College and Mercy College.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,145
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+18,520
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44%
Median Earnings25+$41,535
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,338
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,531

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,670
% Above Poverty Level90.3%
% Below Poverty Level9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation16.5%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,455
Median House Value$446,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.1%
Italian14%
Irish11%
German5.7%
English3.8%
West Indian3.5%
Jamaican2.7%
Polish2.4%
Russian2.2%
Scottish1%
Portuguese0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Turkish0.7%
Arab0.7%
African0.7%
Austrian0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Maltese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Ossining Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10562
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.15
Approximate Longitude-73.87

Ossining 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
Distance7.9 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
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance10.1 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
Distance11.4 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
Briarcliff Manor7,732$182,426
Chappaqua1,328$205,227
Congers8,562$126,667
Pleasantville7,134$123,050
Thornwood4,006$152,833
Upper Nyack2,155$140,625

Ossining Public Libraries

Ossining Public Library
53 CROTON AVENUE
Ossining, New York
(914) 941-2416

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Ossining Public Schools

Anne M Dorner Middle School
Van Cortlandt Ave
ZIP: 10562
(914) 762-5740
Middle
Total Enrollment 1050
Brookside School
Pinesbridge Rd
ZIP: 10562
(914) 762-5780
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Claremont School
Claremont Rd
ZIP: 10562
(914) 762-5830
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Ossining High School
29 S Highland Ave
ZIP: 10562
(914) 762-5760
High
Total Enrollment 1343
Park School
22 Edward St
ZIP: 10562
(914) 762-5850
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Roosevelt School
190 Croton Ave
ZIP: 10562
(914) 762-2682
Middle
Total Enrollment 344

Ossining Private Schools

Cardinal Mccloskey School
155 N Highland Ave
ZIP: 10562
Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
St Augustine School
Eagle Park Route 9
ZIP: 10562
Elementary
Total Enrollment 452
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