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West Haverstraw, New York
Views of West Haverstraw From Hi Tor Mountain
Views of West Haverstraw From Hi Tor Mountain
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
West Haverstraw, New York is located in New York
West Haverstraw, New York
West Haverstraw, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Rockland
Incorporated 1883
 • Total 1.54 sq mi (4.00 km2)
 • Land 1.52 sq mi (3.94 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
108 ft (33 m)
 • Total 10,165
 • Estimate 
 • Density 6,694.48/sq mi (2,584.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-80203
GNIS feature ID 0969245

West Haverstraw is a village incorporated in 1883 in the town of Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is located northwest of Haverstraw village, east of Thiells, south of the hamlet of Stony Point, and west of the Hudson River. The population was 10,165 at the 2010 census. The majority of the hamlet of Garnerville is contained in the village of West Haverstraw.


West Haverstraw is located at 41°12′17″N 73°59′26″W / 41.20472°N 73.99056°W / 41.20472; -73.99056 (41.204594, -73.990665).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.65% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 180
1900 2,079 1,055.0%
1910 2,369 13.9%
1920 2,018 −14.8%
1930 2,834 40.4%
1940 2,533 −10.6%
1950 3,099 22.3%
1960 5,020 62.0%
1970 8,558 70.5%
1980 9,181 7.3%
1990 9,183 0.0%
2000 10,295 12.1%
2010 10,165 −1.3%
2019 (est.) 10,189 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,295 people, 3,542 households, and 2,521 families residing in the village. The population density was 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 per square mile (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 income for 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.

As of the 2010 census, the population of West Haverstraw was 10,165 and the demographics were as follows:

  • 40.9% Hispanic
  • 36.3% White
  • 16.2% Black
  • 0.1% Native American
  • 4.5% Asian
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian
  • 0.2% Some other race
  • 1.8% Two or more races


Local transit is operated by Transport of Rockland. The village is served by the #91, #94, #95, and #97 routes.

Short Line, part of Coach USA, provides daily service along U.S. Route 9W heading to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and West Point Military Academy or Newburgh.


Joshua Hett Smith House from The Picturesque Hudson 1915
Treason House - (Joshua Hett Smith House)

Historical markers

  • Treason House - Route 9W - Long Clove Congers - Haverstraw, near where Route 304 runs into Route 9W. On the night of September 21–22, 1780, Major John André landed at this point to confer with Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, who gave secret information about West Point fortifications and forces to André. At dawn, the conspirators adjourned to the Belmont House, owned by Thomas Smith and occupied by his brother Joshua Hett Smith in West Haverstraw, to complete their plans. "Clove" is from Dutch for "pass."
  • Crossroads - Route 9W and West Railroad Avenue
  • Col. A. H. Hay - Route 9W
  • Samsondale - 40 South Route 9W

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Babes Restaurant
  • Fraser-Hoyer House (NRHP)
  • Haverstraw Bay Park
  • Haverstraw Marina
  • Helen Hayes Hospital, rehabilitation hospital named after its benefactor, the actress Helen Hayes
  • Henry M. Peck House Site (NRHP)
  • Hoyer's Ice Cream Stand
  • Peck's Pond

See also

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