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Overview

Introduction to Rye, New York

Rye, New York, in Westchester county, is 4 miles SW of Greenwich, Connecticut and 22 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is located in the New York metropolitan area.

Rye History

The area now known as Rye was originally inhabited by the Mohegan Indians and was a part of the Town of Rye. It was initially incorporated as the Village of Rye on September 12, 1904. Rye was reincorporated as a city on January 1, 1942. The city was named after the town of Rye, England. It is the oldest permanent settlement of the county, which began around 1660. John Coe, Thomas Studwell and John Budd were some of the early settlers in the area. The city is home to a historic amusement park, the Rye Playland, which is also designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Rye and nearby Attractions

  • Rye Nature Center
  • Square House Museum
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Rye

While staying in Rye, leisure hours can be spent at the Manursing Island Park, Rye Town Park, Oakland Beach, Rye Nature Center and Rye Beach. The Marshland Conservancy and Rye Playland are ideal places to plan a day trip to. The Apawami Golf Club and Rye Golf Club offer excellent facilities to local golfers. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Bronx Zoo and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary are also popular spots in the area.

Rye Transportation

Air transportation is provided by the Westchester County Airport.

Rye Higher Education

SUNY College at Purchase, Iona College and The College of New Rochelle are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,949
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+6,299
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married65.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher73.2%
Median Earnings25+$101,330
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,016

Wealth

Median Family Income$206,174
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation34.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,025
Median House Value$1,107,000

Ancestry

Irish19.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.1%
Italian16.1%
German14%
English9.8%
Polish4.5%
Russian4.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Arab2.1%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.5%
Austrian1.2%
Swedish1%
Brazilian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Canadian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Greek0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Rye Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10580
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.98
Approximate Longitude-73.69

Rye 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
Distance6.1 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
Distance7.9 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
Distance20.1 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
Larchmont6,031$228,077
Port Chester29,417$61,944
Rye Brook9,513$150,797
White Plains57,925$104,383

Rye Public Libraries

Rye Free Reading Room
1061 BOSTON POST ROAD
Rye, New York
(914) 967-0480

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Rye Hospitals

Rye Ambulatory Surgery Center
1 Theall Rd
(607) 547-6377

Rye Public Schools

Midland School
Midland Ave
ZIP: 10580
(914) 967-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Milton School
12 Hewlett St
ZIP: 10580
(914) 967-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Osborn School
Osborn Rd
ZIP: 10580
(914) 967-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Rye High School
Parsons St
ZIP: 10580
(914) 967-6100
High
Total Enrollment 1010
Rye Middle School
Parsons St
ZIP: 10580
(914) 967-6100
Middle
Total Enrollment 733

Rye Private Schools

Resurrection School
116 Milton Rd
ZIP: 10580
Elementary
Total Enrollment 468
Rye Country Day School
Cedar St
ZIP: 10580
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 870
School Of The Holy Child
2225 Westchester Ave
ZIP: 10580
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 333
The Westfield Day School
23 Purdy Ave
ZIP: 10580
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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