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Overview

Introduction to Tarrytown, New York

Tarrytown, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 24 miles N of New York, New York. The village is included in the New York metropolitan area.

Tarrytown History

According to historical records, the first house was built in this area sometime in 1645. Writer Washington Irving was a resident of Tarrytown, and claimed the name of the town originated from the local women whose husbands spent a lot of time in the village tavern. However, historians believe that the name of the village was derived from a Dutch term for "wheat." In the past, this village served as a place for steamboat landing. Tarrytown was officially incorporated in 1870.

Tarrytown and nearby Attractions

  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Pocantico Hills Golf Course
  • Freemont Pond Town Park
  • Lyndhurst
  • Orangetown Museum & Archives
  • Philipsburg Manor

Things To Do In Tarrytown

The Rockefeller State Preserve has facilities for a diverse range of activities like hiking, camping and picnicking. One can also visit sites of historical importance like the DeWint House, which served as Washington's headquarters during the espionage trial of the British Major John Andre. The Tarrytown Street Fair is a local celebration which is held annually in June.

Tarrytown Transportation

La Guardia is the nearest major airport.

Tarrytown Higher Education

Marymount College is the local institution providing facilities for higher education. Other such institutions in the neighborhood include Mercy College and Iona College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,460
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+5,981
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.7%
Median Earnings25+$67,933
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,364
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,801

Wealth

Median Family Income$139,451
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation24.8%

Housing

People Living Alone29.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,570
Median House Value$556,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.3%
Irish15.2%
Italian14%
German11.7%
English6%
Russian4.7%
Polish4.4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish2.4%
Greek2.1%
African1.3%
Swiss1.2%
Portuguese0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Macedonian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
South African0.1%
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Tarrytown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10591
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.06
Approximate Longitude-73.86

Tarrytown 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
Distance5.4 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
StationSUFFERN
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elmsford4,814$94,476
Irvington6,559$166,250
Nyack6,788$63,807
Sleepy Hollow10,117$56,612
South Nyack3,551$106,131
Upper Nyack2,155$140,625

Tarrytown Public Libraries

Warner Library
121 NORTH BROADWAY
Tarrytown, New York
(914) 631-7734

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Tarrytown Public Schools

John Paulding School
154 N Broadway
ZIP: 10591
(914) 631-5526
Primary
Total Enrollment 212
Washington Irving Interm School
103 S Broadway
ZIP: 10591
(914) 631-4442
Primary
Total Enrollment 625

Tarrytown Private Schools

E F International Academy
100 Marymount Ave
ZIP: 10591
Secondary
Total Enrollment 374
Hackley School
293 Benedict Ave
ZIP: 10591
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 842
Transfiguration School
40 Prospect Ave
ZIP: 10591
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
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Historic Tarrytown

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Lyndhurst (home of Mrs. Helen Gould Shepard) between 1910 and 1920

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Lyndhurst (home of Mrs. Helen Gould Shepard) between 1910 and 1920

Lynnhurst i.e. Lyndhurst (the home of Miss Helen Gould Shepard) ca. 1900

Light house between 1900 and 1920

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