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Overview

Introduction to Pearl River, New York

Pearl River, New York, in Rockland county, is 10 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 22 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New York metropolitan area with.

Pearl River History

Pearl River was originally known as "Muddy Creek." It was once a deserted area and was purchased in 1870 by Julius E. Braunsdorf, who wanted to develop it into a company town. During its early years, the town had five divisions: Muddy Brook, Naurashaun, Pascack, Sickletown and Middletown. According to historians, Dr. Ves Bogert, a resident of the town, found pearls in mussels in Muddy Creek. This led to the renaming of the town as Pearl River.

Pearl River and nearby Attractions

  • Van Houten Homestead
  • Pascack Brook County Park
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Kaufman Campground
  • Blue Hill Golf Club

Things To Do In Pearl River

Pearl River is home to many interesting places. The Braunsdorf Park Pearl River provides facilities like picnic areas, playgrounds and sports fields. The Orangetown Museum & Archives would interest people who are interested in learning more about the history of the area.

Pearl River Transportation

La Guardia Airport is nearby.

Pearl River Higher Education

Rockland Community College, Bergen Community College, Mercy College and Ramapo College of New Jersey are in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,076
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+7,749
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married56%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.4%
Median Earnings25+$60,875
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$48,317

Wealth

Median Family Income$125,286
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,333
Median House Value$444,100

Ancestry

Irish44%
Italian20.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.7%
German9.9%
English3.3%
Polish2.1%
Dutch1.6%
Russian1.3%
Ukrainian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Hungarian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
US/American0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Estonian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Australian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Pearl River Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockland County
Standard Zip Codes10965
Phone Area Codes845,914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.06
Approximate Longitude-74

Pearl River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUFFERN
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance10.7 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
Distance19.3 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
Bardonia3,536$146,442
Blauvelt5,711$128,229
Chestnut Ridge8,096$111,838
Nanuet18,377$113,912
Orangeburg4,192$125,000
West Nyack4,035$154,688

Pearl River Public Libraries

Pearl River Public Library
80 FRANKLIN AVENUE
Pearl River, New York
(845) 735-4084

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Pearl River Public Schools

Evans Park School
40 Marion Pl
ZIP: 10965
(845) 620-3950
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Franklin Avenue School
48 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 10965
(845) 620-3965
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Lincoln Avenue School
115 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 10965
(845) 620-3850
Primary
Total Enrollment 223
Pearl River High School
275 E Central Ave
ZIP: 10965
(845) 620-3800
High
Total Enrollment 1011
Pearl River Middle School
520 Gilbert Ave
ZIP: 10965
(845) 620-3870
Middle
Total Enrollment 617

Pearl River Private Schools

St Margaret School
34 N Magnolia St
ZIP: 10965
Elementary
Total Enrollment 199
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