Overview

Introduction to Tappan, New York

Tappan, New York is 6 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 19 miles N of New York, New York.

Tappan History

The first European settlers in Tappan were Dutch farmers who arrived in 1686 after obtaining land from the Tappan Indians. Tappan is a part of Rockland County, which is the smallest county in New York. Tappan has preserved many of its buildings in the same condition as the time of original construction, many of which have not even been restored.

Tappan and nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • De Wint House
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Glen Rock Arboretum

Things To Do In Tappan

Local museums include the American Museum of Natural History, the Lambert Castle Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bear Mountain State Park and Blauvelt State Park offer biking, hiking, swimming, boating and picnicking opportunities. The Bronx Zoo is also nearby.

Tappan Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Tappan Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Mercy College, Manhattan College, Bergen Community College and Farleigh Dickinson University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,996
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens21.9%
Employed Population 16+3,335
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married57.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.6%
Median Earnings25+$60,987
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,776

Wealth

Median Family Income$123,447
% Above Poverty Level97.9%
% Below Poverty Level2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone19.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,256
Median House Value$487,300

Ancestry

Irish24.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24%
Italian17.9%
German10.4%
English3.9%
Polish3.3%
Russian3%
Albanian2.6%
Greek2%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish0.8%
Estonian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Jordanian0.3%
South African0.3%
Arab0.3%
African0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Cypriot0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Tappan Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyRockland County
Standard Zip Codes10983
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.02
Approximate Longitude-73.95

Tappan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance6.2 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
Distance16.5 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
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blauvelt5,620$153,158
Dobbs Ferry11,027$169,211
Irvington6,539$194,435
Orangeburg4,200$149,038
Pearl River16,495$138,422
Piermont2,543$141,500

Tappan Public Libraries

Tappan Library
93 MAIN STREET
Tappan, New York
(845) 359-3877

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Tappan Public Schools

William O Schaefer Elementary School
140 Lester Dr
ZIP: 10983
(845) 680-1303
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
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