- West Haverstraw, New York
official_name = West Haverstraw, New York
settlement_type = Village
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Rockland
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 4.0
area_land_km2 = 4.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.5
area_land_sq_mi = 1.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 10295
population_density_km2 = 2575.4
population_density_sq_mi = 6670.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 33
elevation_ft = 108
latd = 41 |latm = 12 |lats = 17 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 59 |longs = 26 |longEW = W
West Haverstraw is a village in the Town of Haverstraw Rockland County,
New York, United Stateslocated north of the Village of Haverstraw; east of Garnerville; south of Town of Stony Point and west of the Hudson River. The population was 10,295 at the 2000 census.
West Haverstraw is located at coor dms|41|12|17|N|73|59|26|W|city (41.204594, -73.990665)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.65% is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,295 people, 3,542 households, and 2,521 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 6,670.3 people per square mile (2,581.1/km²). There were 3,634 housing units at an average density of 2,354.5/sq mi (911.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 64.85% White, 12.80% African American, 0.55% Native American, 4.15% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 12.67% from other races, and 4.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.37% of the population.
There were 3,542 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.45.
In the village the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $48,420, and the median income for a family was $55,964. Males had a median income of $37,532 versus $29,333 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $19,879. About 7.9% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.
*Treason House - Route 9W -Long Clove Congers - Haverstraw. near where Route 304 runs into Route 9W. At Midnight. September 21, 1780,
Major John André, landed at this point below Route 9W. to confer with Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, who gave secret information about West Point fortifications and forces to Andre. At dawn, the conspirators adjourned to Joshua Hett Smith's house in West Haverstraw to complete their plans. "Clove" is from Dutch for "pass."
*Crossroads - Route 9W & W. Railroad Avenue
*Col. A.H. Hay - Route 9W
*Samsondale - 40 South Route 9W
Landmarks and places of Interest
*BABES Restaurant - THE BEST RIBS IN TOWN
*Haverstraw Bay Park
*Helen Hayes Hospital-Rehabilitation hospital named after its benefactor the actress
*Henry M. Peck House Site
*Hoyer's ICE CREAM STAND
Notable people from West Haverstraw
*Margaret "Peggy" Hickey -
United States NavyChief Warrant Officer 5, the highest pay grade in that category. She joined the USN in May 1977. As a seaman recruit her leading Non-commissioned officertold her "I don't like women in the Navy and as far as I'm concerned, you belong at home, barefoot and pregnant"." - "Now here, go fill my coffee cup"." She retired in 2008after 31 years of service, receiving The Meritorious Service Medal at her retirement ceremony. She was one of the first women to serve on a ship. Her first sea duty was aboard the USS Vulcan in 1985. She has also served aboard the USS Butte, USS John F. Kennedy and USS George Washington. Before enlisting in the Navy she worked as the first female customer engineer for IBMafter graduating from North Rockland High School.
* [http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008807290393 The Journal News - W. Haverstraw native retires after 31 years]
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