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New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for La Rochelle, France.

The latitude of New Rochelle is 40.911N. The longitude is -73.782W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 72,582.


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Median household income
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$55,513
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Rochelle demographic reports
New Rochelle is on Long Island Sound.
George Washington slept here, on his way to Cambridge to take command of the Continental Army.

In the late 19th century, New Rochelle began to attract artists, writers and theater people.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 255. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Setting for 1960s TV sitcom, "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jay Leno, TV host
· Carl Reiner, actor and director
· Cristina Teuscher, Olympic medallist
· Rob Morrow, actor
· Henry Jay Heimlich, creator of the Heimlich maneuver
· Bud Cort, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Thomas Paine Cottage
Colleges and universities: College of New Rochelle, Iona College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 102

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5% of New Rochelle residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Rochelle ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Rochelle was $31,956, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of New Rochelle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Rochelle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $801.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,566.


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Libraries in New Rochelle include Huguenot Children's Library, New Rochelle Public Library ... View libraries

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Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Rochelle political report.

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New Rochelle restaurants taking online reservations include Macmenamin's Grill and Chefworks, Mo's New York Grill, The Sterling Inn ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for New Rochelle workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Rochelle between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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