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Overview

Introduction to West Haverstraw, New York

West Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland county, is 16 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 32 miles N of New York, New York. The village is conveniently located inside the New York metropolitan area.

West Haverstraw History

West Haverstraw was officially incorporated as a village in March 1883. It was home to 1,602 people at that time. Records suggest that the village had a significant commercial and industrial history before its incorporation. Grist mills were constructed along the Minisceongo Creek as early as the 18th century. From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, brick industry took over as the region's major business.

West Haverstraw and nearby Attractions

  • High Tor State Park
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum
  • Peekskill Museum
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Blue Mountain Reservation
  • Dellwood Country Club

Things To Do In West Haverstraw

West Haverstraw is a diverse and dynamic community with a flourishing commercial district. The High Tor State Park, which offers scenic views of the Hudson River, has trails and facilities for picnicking and swimming. The Haverstraw Brick Museum highlights the village's highly successful brick manufacturing history. The exhibits in this museum include materials associated with the industry. The village is also near to a few well-maintained golf courses.

West Haverstraw Transportation

Stewart International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

West Haverstraw Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at Rockland Community College, Pace University and Mercy College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,334
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+4,862
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,346
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,153

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,107
% Above Poverty Level87.6%
% Below Poverty Level12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone16.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,396
Median House Value$264,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.4%
Irish14.1%
Italian10.9%
West Indian8.4%
Haitian7.2%
German6.3%
Polish2.3%
French Except Basque2%
English1.8%
Austrian1.6%
Jamaican1%
Ukrainian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
African0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Cypriot0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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West Haverstraw Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockland County
Standard Zip Codes10993
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.21
Approximate Longitude-73.97

West Haverstraw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationYORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance16.5 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
Crugers1,408$106,691
Haverstraw37,344$84,299
Mount Ivy6,792$83,427
Stony Point15,381$112,738
Thiells5,365$118,958
Verplanck1,727$58,750

West Haverstraw Public Schools

West Haverstraw Elementary School
71 Blauvelt Ave
ZIP: 10993
(845) 942-3180
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
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