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Overview

Introduction to Port Jervis, New York

Port Jervis, New York is 37 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey and 51 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Orange County.

Port Jervis History

The first developed settlement in the area was established in 1690, when the community was known as Mahackamack. A 1,200-acre land grant was formalized in October of 1697. The area was rebuilt and developed after being burned and raided in the 1779 Battle of Minisink. In 1826, the Delaware and Hudson Canal was constructed, leading to further growth of the community. It was incorporated as the Village of Peenpack in 1853. In the mid 19th century, the community was renamed Port Jervis in honor of John Bloomfield Jervis, the chief engineer of the Delaware and Hudson Canal. Port Jervis was reincorporated as a city on July 26, 1907.

Port Jervis and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History
  • Gillinder Glass Factory & Museum
  • Fort Decker
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Ringwood Manor
  • George Washington Bridge

Things To Do In Port Jervis

Local museums and historical sites include the Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History, the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Neversink Valley Area Museum and the Ten Mile River Scout Museum. The Space Farms Zoological Park and Museum features over 500 animals. It also houses antique cars, carriages and wagons. The 14,193-acre High Point State Park has a lake, nature trails and picnic areas. It also offers swimming, boating and fishing opportunities. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Port Jervis Golf Course. The Fireman's Day Parade is held in the community every July.

Port Jervis Transportation

Sullivan County International is the closest major airport.

Port Jervis Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Orange County Community College, the County College of Morris, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,650
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+3,614
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married42.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,048
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,235
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,650

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,212
% Above Poverty Level81.9%
% Below Poverty Level18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$929
Median House Value$157,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.3%
German15.1%
Irish12.7%
Italian10.2%
Polish6.3%
English5.9%
French Except Basque3.7%
Dutch3.2%
Scottish1.6%
Ukrainian1.5%
Austrian1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
West Indian1.2%
Jamaican0.9%
Swedish0.8%
African0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Arab0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Port Jervis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County, Sullivan County
Standard Zip Codes12771
P.O. Box Zip Codes12785
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.37
Approximate Longitude-74.69

Port Jervis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMATAMORAS
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationPORT JERVIS
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationHIGH POINT PARK
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Middletown27,601$61,412
Otisville1,067$81,058

Port Jervis Public Libraries

Port Jervis Free Library
138 PIKE STREET
Port Jervis, New York
(845) 856-7313

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Port Jervis Hospitals

Bon Secours Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
160 E Main St
(845) 856-5351

Port Jervis Public Schools

Port Jervis Senior High School
10 Rt 209
ZIP: 12771
(845) 858-3100
High
Total Enrollment 890
Anna S Kuhl Elementary School
10 Rt 209
ZIP: 12771
(845) 858-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 912
Port Jervis Middle School
118 E Main St
ZIP: 12771
(845) 858-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
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