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Overview

Introduction to Stony Point, New York

Stony Point, New York, in Rockland county, is 17 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 33 miles N of New York, New York. The town is located in the New York metropolitan area. Stony Point has a population of 11,744.

Stony Point History

Stony Point was founded on March 20, 1865. Prior to adopting its present name, the town was known by several names such as Antioch, Knight’s Corners, Flora Falls and North Haverstraw. Originally, the area was inhabited by the Algonquin Indians. The Stony Point Battlefield is the site of the July 1779 Battle of Stony Point, where General Anthony Wayne and his army attacked the British battalion.

Stony Point and nearby Attractions

  • Harriman State Park
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Peekskill Museum
  • Van Saun County Park/ Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Stony Point

Stony Point is home to the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site and Stony Point State Park. You can enjoy a day out at the Harriman State Park, which includes around 32 lakes and ponds and more than 40 hiking trails. You can also visit the Palisades Interstate Park, Blue Mountain Reservation and Bear Mountain State Park. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the facilities offered by the Patriot Hills Golf Club.

Stony Point Transportation

International flights are available from Stewart International Airport.

Stony Point Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Rockland Community College, Pace University- Pleasantville Briarcliff and Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,381
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+7,807
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.5%
Median Earnings25+$49,812
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,102
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,084

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,738
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,428
Median House Value$372,000

Ancestry

Italian27.8%
Irish24.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
English5.7%
Polish3.7%
West Indian2.5%
Dutch2.3%
Scottish1.9%
Russian1.3%
Norwegian1.3%
Haitian1.2%
Greek1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Barbadian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
US/American0.4%
Czech0.4%
African0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Stony Point Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockland County
Standard Zip Codes10980
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.22
Approximate Longitude-73.99

Stony Point 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
Distance10.1 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
StationWEST POINT
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buchanan2,246$115,921
Crugers1,408$106,691
Haverstraw37,344$84,299
Thiells5,365$118,958
Verplanck1,727$58,750
West Haverstraw10,334$69,107

Stony Point Public Libraries

Rose Memorial Library Association
79 EAST MAIN STREET
Stony Point, New York
(845) 786-2100

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Stony Point Public Schools

James A Farley Elementary School
140 Rt 210
ZIP: 10980
(845) 942-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
Stony Point Elementary School
7 Gurnee Dr
ZIP: 10980
(845) 942-3140
Primary
Total Enrollment 686

Stony Point Private Schools

Children Of Mary Nursery & Kindergarten
174 Filors Ln
ZIP: 10980
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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