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Ossining is a village in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.

The community name derives from Ojibway term for "stones"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Ossining. For links to other places called Ossining, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Ossining is 41.162N. The longitude is -73.861W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,229.


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Median household income
Local
$52,185
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ossining demographic reports
Ossining is on the Hudson River
Former and merged names include:
· Hunters Landing
· Mount Pleasant
· Sing Sing
Settled by Dutch and French Huguenots in the late 1600s.

Sing Sing Prison was built here in 1825, by convicts brought in from Auburn Prison. The community, formerly called Sing Sing, changed its name to Ossining in 1901.

The prison's location - up the Hudson from New York - is the source of the idiom, "sent up the river."

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 102. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Ossining received national attention for the 1953 execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who had been convicted of betraying U.S. military secrets to the Soviets.
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "In & Out"
· 1999 movie, "Analyze This"
· 2005 movie, "Hide and Seek"
· 2005 movie, "Broken Flowers"
Well-known residents have included:
· John L. Worden, rear admiral who commanded the Monitor in the 1862 battle against the Merrimac
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Teatown Fall Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ossining web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Teatown Lake Reservation, Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway
Historic sites and museums: Ossining Heritage Area Park Visitors Center, Old Croton Aqueduct, Maryknoll, Ossining Historical Society Museum
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: 183

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Ossining residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ossining ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ossining was $25,036, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Ossining residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Ossining include Downtown Ossining Historic District, Scarborough Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Ossining, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $810.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,912.


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Libraries in Ossining include Ossining Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Ossining workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ossining between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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