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Greenburgh, New York
Town
Greenburgh
Greenburgh
Location within the state of New York

Coordinates: 41°1′55″N 73°49′59″W / 41.03194°N 73.83306°W / 41.03194; -73.83306Coordinates: 41°1′55″N 73°49′59″W / 41.03194°N 73.83306°W / 41.03194; -73.83306

Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Government
 • Type Manager-Council
 • Town Supervisor Paul J. Feiner (D)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land 30.3 sq mi (78.5 km2)
 • Water 5.8 sq mi (15.0 km2)
Elevation 171 ft (52 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 88,400
 • Density 2,917/sq mi (1,126.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10607
Area code(s) 914
FIPS code 36-30367
GNIS feature ID 0979017
Website

Greenburgh is a town in the western part of Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 88,400 at the 2010 census.[1]

History

The Romer-Van Tassel House served as the first town hall from 1793 into the early 19th century.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[3] Other locations on the National Register are the Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea and Odell House.[3] The Spanish American War Monument to the 71st Infantry Regiment in Mount Hope Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[4]

Geography

Greenburgh is bordered by the city of Yonkers on the south, the town of Mount Pleasant to the north, and to the east by the city of White Plains and the town of Scarsdale.[5] The western boundary is the Hudson River.[5] The Tappan Zee Bridge connects Tarrytown in Greenburgh with South Nyack in Orangetown, New York.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.5 km2), of which 30.3 square miles (78.5 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15.0 km2), or 16.07%, is water.[1]

Demographics

As of the 2000 census,[7] there were 86,764 people, 33,043 households, and 23,097 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,842.7 people per square mile (1,097.6/km²). There were 34,084 housing units at an average density of 1,116.7 per square mile (431.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.41% White, 13.07% African American, 0.17% Native American, 8.77% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.02% of the population.

There were 33,043 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the town was $100,656, and the median income for a family was $118,360.[8] Males had a median income of $64,186 versus $46,658 for females. The per capita income for the town was $43,778. About 2.0% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Greenburgh

Roughly half of Greenburgh's population lies within the town's six incorporated villages. The rest of the population lives in the unincorporated area of the town of Greenburgh, outside any villages.

Villages

Greenburgh contains six villages:

Unincorporated area

The unincorporated area of Greenburgh consists of the formerly rural areas of the town outside the villages. While hamlets are not recognized as municipal entities in New York State, most properties in unincorporated Greenburgh are classified within one of the town's three federally recognized zones, each known as a census-designated place, which generally correspond to a fire district.

Other unincorporated areas in Greenburgh outside of the three main CDPs include the neighborhoods of:

  • East IrvingtonA
  • North Elmsford
  • South Ardsley

Transportation

Interstate 87 (the New York State Thruway), the Cross Westchester Expressway, the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Sprain Brook Parkway all pass through the town. State routes that traverse the town are Route 9A, Route 100 (as well as both A and B) and Route 119.

The Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line passes through the west of the town with stations at Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley-on-Hudson, Irvington and Tarrytown. The Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line passes through the east of the town with a station at Hartsdale.

Westchester County's Bee-Line Bus System also serves the town, and Transport of Rockland's Tappan ZEExpress provides connections across the Tappan Zee Bridge to Rockland County.

Economy

The Westchester Library System headquarters are in the town, near Tarrytown.[9][10][11]

Notable residents

Celebrities who lived in Greenburgh included wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie, jazz great Cab Calloway, photographer Gordon Parks, and comedienne Jackie "Moms" Mabley. Other notables include Lowell Hawthorne, the Founder/CEO of GoldenKrust, a Jamaican franchise chain restaurant in the US, and Biff Henderson, of the various David Letterman shows. NBA players who play for the New York Knicks basketball team may also be seen around since one of their training facilities is based here.

References

Explanatory notes

A.Irish immigrant laborers there who worked on the large estates in the area, on the railroads and docks, or in the stone quarries, the remnants of which still exist.

Citations

External links

New York portal
  • Town of Greenburgh official website
  • C-SPAN's Alexis de Tocqueville Tour


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