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Overview

Introduction to Washingtonville, New York

Washingtonville, New York, in Orange County, is 34 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 47 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The village’s population is 5,851.

Washingtonville History

Washingtonville was initially known as Matthews Field. Europeans first settled in the area in 1731, after Vincent Matthews bought land from local Native Americans in 1721. John Jacques, a shoemaker, established a shop in this area in 1809. Two years later, Samuel Moffat constructed a trading post in the community, and in 1818, he built the Washington Tavern. Following the establishment of a tannery, a gristmill and a plaster mill, the community began to prosper. Samuel and John Jacques named the community Washingtonville after George Washington. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1895.

Washingtonville and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of the Hudson Highlands
  • New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
  • Fahnestock State Park
  • Blue Mountain Reservation
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Washingtonville

The Orange County Firefighters Museum and the West Point Museum are some of the local museums. The Fahnestock State Park offers camping, fishing and boating opportunities. The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is nearby as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Otterkill Golf & Country Club.

Washingtonville Transportation

Stewart International is the closest major airport.

Washingtonville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Orange County Community College, Rockland Community College and Marist College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,813
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+3,099
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.8%
Median Earnings25+$52,950
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,774

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,500
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time41 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation8.9%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$899
Median House Value$242,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.7%
Italian22.9%
Irish22.5%
German12.4%
English6%
West Indian5.4%
Haitian4.3%
Polish3.6%
French Except Basque2.3%
Russian1.2%
Czech0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Greek0.5%
US Virgin Isl0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Washingtonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes10992
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.42
Approximate Longitude-74.15

Washingtonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWALDEN 1 ESE
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationMIDDLETOWN 2 NW
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationMOHONK LAKE
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chester11,901$101,137
Maybrook3,178$91,488
Monroe42,343$62,376
Vails Gate3,580$63,225

Washingtonville Public Schools

Round Hill Elementary School
1314 Rt 208
ZIP: 10992
(845) 497-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Taft Elementary School
10 Toleman Rd
ZIP: 10992
(845) 497-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 785
Washingtonville Middle School
38 W Main St
ZIP: 10992
(845) 497-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1027
Washingtonville Senior High School
54 W Main St
ZIP: 10992
(845) 497-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1411

Washingtonville Private Schools

English Rose Day School
16 Weathervane Dr
ZIP: 10992
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
Little Harvard
83 E Main St
ZIP: 10992
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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