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Overview

Introduction to Suffern, New York

Suffern, New York, in Rockland county, is 13 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 26 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The village is located in the New York metropolitan area.

Suffern History

The area now known as Suffern was first settled in by Europeans in 1773. The village was founded in 1796. Originally, it was known as New Antrim. Later on, it was named after John Suffern, who was an early settler of the area and the first judge of Rockland County. General George Washington and his company camped in the village during the American Revolutionary War. The Erie Railroad first entered the area in the mid-1800s.

Suffern and nearby Attractions

  • Harriman State Park
  • Suffern Village Museum
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Ringwood Manor House Museum
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan

Things To Do In Suffern

The village of Suffern offers several recreational facilities. You can take a look around the Suffern Village Museum and explore the history of the region. The Pascack Historical Society Museum, Old Stone House Museum, Schoolhouse Museum and Orangetown Museum and Archives are also nearby. You can also plan a day trip to the Bronx Zoo and Van Saun County Park/Bergen County Zoological Park from Suffern. One can also enjoy fishing and boating on Lake Antrim.

Suffern Transportation

Flights are available from Teterboro Airport.

Suffern Higher Education

Rockland Community College and Salvation Army School for Officers Training lie within the village.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,936
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+5,429
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married50.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.8%
Median Earnings25+$52,028
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,679

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,292
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation11%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,382
Median House Value$309,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.2%
Italian19.1%
Irish13.8%
Polish8%
Russian6.8%
English2.9%
West Indian2.1%
Ukrainian1.7%
Haitian1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Czech1%
Greek1%
Scottish0.8%
Israeli0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
African0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
German0.2%
US/American0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Arab0.1%
Australian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
South African0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Suffern Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockland County
Standard Zip Codes10901
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.11
Approximate Longitude-74.14

Suffern Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUFFERN
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance18.3 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
Airmont8,833$110,150
Hillburn866$76,250
Monsey20,791$38,085
Montebello4,635$192,596
Sloatsburg3,113$106,146
Wesley Hills5,860$115,953

Suffern Public Libraries

Suffern Free Library
210 LAFAYETTE AVE.
Suffern, New York
(845) 357-1237

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Suffern Hospitals

Good Samaritan Hospital - West Islip
(Non-profit)
1000 Montauk Highway
(631) 357-4725
Good Samaritan Hospital - Suffern
(Non-profit)
255 Lafayette Ave
(845) 368-5000

Suffern Public Schools

Cherry Lane Elementary School
1 Heather Dr
ZIP: 10901
(845) 357-3988
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Lime Kiln Elementary School
35 Lime Kiln Rd
ZIP: 10901
(845) 577-6280
Middle
Total Enrollment 388
Montebello Road School
50 Montebello Rd
ZIP: 10901
(845) 357-4466
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Pomona Middle School
101 Pomona Rd
ZIP: 10901
(845) 577-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Richard P Connor Elementary School
13 Cypress Rd
ZIP: 10901
(845) 357-2858
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Suffern Middle School
80 Hemion Rd
ZIP: 10901
(845) 357-7400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1008
Suffern Senior High School
49 Viola Rd
ZIP: 10901
(845) 357-3800
High
Total Enrollment 1497
Viola Elementary School
557 Rt 202
ZIP: 10901
(845) 357-8315
Primary
Total Enrollment 387

Suffern Private Schools

Bais Yaakov Of Ramapo
984 Rout 202
ZIP: 10901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 125
Bnos Sarah Of Monsey
984 Rte 202
ZIP: 10901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 71
Congregation Ateres Tzvi
4 Campbell Ave
ZIP: 10901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
Sacred Heart School
60 Washington Ave
ZIP: 10901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 187
Shaarei Torah Of Rockland
91 Carlton Rd W
ZIP: 10901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
Suffern Montessori
3 Church Rd
ZIP: 10901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Yeshiva Darchei Noam
257 Grandview Ave
ZIP: 10901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 242
Yeshiva Ohr Reuven
259 Grandview Ave
ZIP: 10901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
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