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Overview

Introduction to Somers, New York

Somers, New York, in Westchester county, is 13 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut and 43 miles N of New York, New York. The town is in the New York area.

Somers History

Somers was founded in 1788 and was then known as Stephentown. The name was changed to Somerstown as there was already another town of the same name in New York. In 1808 the town was renamed Somers in honor of Captain Richard Somers, the naval hero of the Tripolitan War. IBM and Pepsi established large corporate facilities in the town in the 1980s and 1990s. Somers is also known as the 'cradle of the American circus.'

Somers and nearby Attractions

  • John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
  • Southeast Museum
  • Clarence Fahnestock State Park
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
  • Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Somers

Somers offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can visit the Angle Fly Preserve, Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Van Tassel Memorial Park, Old Stone House, Koegel Park, Mildred B Lasdon Sanctuary, Reis Park and the Wright Reis Homestead. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on Lake Lincolndale and Lake Shenorock as well.

Somers Transportation

Westchester County Airport is the nearest airport.

Somers Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Pace University- Pleasantville Briarcliff, Western Connecticut State University, the United States Military Academy and Iona College.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,130
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens24.7%
Employed Population 16+9,382
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married62.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.8%
Median Earnings25+$67,766
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$49,567

Wealth

Median Family Income$133,750
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,916
Median House Value$488,000

Ancestry

Italian32.8%
Irish22.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.1%
German12.3%
English6.7%
Polish5.5%
Russian4.6%
French Except Basque1.7%
Austrian1.7%
Ukrainian1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Canadian1%
Hungarian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Albanian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Arab0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Greek0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iranian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
African0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Somers Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10589
Phone Area Codes845,914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.33
Approximate Longitude-73.69

Somers 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
Distance7.2 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
StationSTORMVILLE
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance18.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brewster2,294$53,063
Lincolndale1,644$106,250
Mahopac7,934$109,688
Shenorock1,991$121,953
Shrub Oak2,216$86,563
Yorktown Heights1,719$109,375

Somers Public Libraries

The Somers Library
ROUTE 139
Somers, New York
(914) 232-5717

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Somers Public Schools

Somers Intermediate School
240 Rt 202
ZIP: 10589
(914) 277-4344
Primary
Total Enrollment 752
Somers Middle School
250 Rt 202
ZIP: 10589
(914) 277-3399
Middle
Total Enrollment 820

Somers Private Schools

John F Kennedy Catholic High School
54 Route 138
ZIP: 10589
Secondary
Total Enrollment 565
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