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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.
In the late 19th century, New Rochelle began to attract artists, writers and theater people.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Rochelle demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10801 ZIP code.
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.
38% of New Rochelle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New Rochelle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $801. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,566.
Libraries in New Rochelle include Huguenot Children's Library, New Rochelle Public Library ... View libraries
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Rochelle political report.
New Rochelle restaurants taking online reservations include Macmenamin's Grill and Chefworks, Mo's New York Grill, The Sterling Inn ... View restaurants
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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