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Overview

Introduction to Port Chester, New York

Port Chester, New York, in Westchester county, is 2 miles SW of Greenwich, Connecticut and 24 miles NE of New York, New York.

Port Chester History

The origin of Port Chester goes back to 1660, when three settlers, Peter Disbrow, John Coe and Thomas Stedwell bought Manursing Island and the land near the Byram River from the local Mohegan Indians. The land they bought has grown into the present day village of Port Chester. However, the region was originally called Saw Pit because of the saw pits that were commonly used in those times. The village adopted the name Port Chester when it was officially incorporated in 1868.

Port Chester and nearby Attractions

  • Westchester Country Club
  • Rye Golf Club
  • Saxon Woods Park
  • Bruce Museum
  • Neuberger Museum of Art
  • Greenwich Point Park

Things To Do In Port Chester

Port Chester has developed into a flourishing retail and service economy. Its downtown Restaurant Row is famous throughout the region because of the wide variety of global cuisine that is offered by the dozens of establishments. A retail center, "The Waterfront at Port Chester," has a multiplex movie theater and several popular retail stores.

Port Chester Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Port Chester Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at SUNY College, Iona College and The College of New Rochelle.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,417
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+15,293
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,423
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,401
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,897

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,944
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.5%
% Using Public Transportation16.1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,433
Median House Value$435,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64.7%
Italian11.9%
Irish5.8%
German1.9%
English1.8%
Polish1.4%
Brazilian1.3%
West Indian1%
Jamaican1%
Arab0.6%
Greek0.5%
Canadian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Russian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
African0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Australian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Port Chester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10573
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.02
Approximate Longitude-73.68

Port Chester 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
Distance5.2 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
StationSCARSDALE
Distance7.1 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
Distance8.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Rye15,949$206,174
Rye Brook9,513$150,797
White Plains57,925$104,383

Port Chester Public Libraries

Port Chester-rye Brook Public Library
1 HASECO AVENUE
Port Chester, New York
(914) 939-6710

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Port Chester Public Schools

John F Kennedy Magnet School
40 Olivia St
ZIP: 10573
(914) 934-7990
Primary
Total Enrollment 902
King Street School
697 King St
ZIP: 10573
(914) 934-7995
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Park Avenue School
Park Ave
ZIP: 10573
(914) 934-7895
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Port Chester Middle School
113 Bowman Ave
ZIP: 10573
(914) 934-7930
Middle
Total Enrollment 1039
Port Chester Senior High School
1 Tamarack Rd
ZIP: 10573
(914) 934-7950
High
Total Enrollment 1316
Thomas A Edison School
132 Rectory St
ZIP: 10573
(914) 934-7980
Primary
Total Enrollment 426

Port Chester Private Schools

Corpus Christi Holy Rosary School
135 S Regent St
ZIP: 10573
Elementary
Total Enrollment 215
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