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Overview

Introduction to Valhalla, New York

Valhalla, New York, in Westchester County, is 2 miles N of White Plains, New York and 25 miles NE of New York, New York.

Valhalla History

According to historians, the wife of the local postmaster was an ardent fan of German composer, theater director and essayist, Richard Wagner. Like Wagner, she was interested in the Myth of the Norse, so she coined the name Valhalla, which in the mythology referred to the heavenly hall of slain warriors. Valhalla’s connection with death continues through the presence of the world famous cemetery area, the Kensico Cemetery, which was founded in 1889 when most cemeteries in New York City were filled.

Valhalla and nearby Attractions

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • Graham Hills County Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Valhalla

Lyndhurst, the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Philipsburg Manor are some of the local museums. Nearby historic sites include the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Apollo Theater and Marshall Field III. Local parks include Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park and Blauvelt State Park. The Bartlett Arboretum and the Bergen County Zoological Park are all accessible from Valhalla as well.

Valhalla Transportation

Newark International is the local airport.

Valhalla Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Barnard College, Bergen Community College and Boricua College.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,566
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+1,968
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.5%
Median Earnings25+$62,477
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,378

Wealth

Median Family Income$127,273
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation18.2%

Housing

People Living Alone18.7%
Median Gross Rent$2,002
Median House Value$556,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.9%
Italian27.3%
Irish15.1%
German11.7%
Polish4.7%
English3.6%
Croatian3.4%
Austrian2.9%
Portuguese2.2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Swedish1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.1%
Haitian0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Albanian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.1%
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Valhalla Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10595
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.07
Approximate Longitude-73.77

Valhalla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance3.1 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
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance6 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
Distance22.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elmsford4,814$94,476
Hartsdale5,414$128,021
Hawthorne4,631$117,250

Valhalla Hospitals

Westchester Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
100 Woods Rd
(914) 493-2504

Valhalla Public Schools

Valhalla High School
300 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 10595
(914) 683-5014
High
Total Enrollment 493
Valhalla Middle School
300 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 10595
(914) 683-5011
Middle
Total Enrollment 369
Kensico School
320 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 10595
(914) 683-5030
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Blythedale School
95 Bradhurst Ave
ZIP: 10595
(914) 347-1800
Other
Total Enrollment 114

Valhalla Private Schools

Holy Name Of Jesus
2 Broadway
ZIP: 10595
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
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