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Peekskill is a city in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after Jan Peek (or Peeck), settler who built a trading post here.
The latitude of Peekskill is 41.29N. The longitude is -73.92W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,436.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Peekskill 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 10566 ZIP code.
7% of Peekskill residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peekskill ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peekskill was $22,595, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Peekskill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Peekskill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $742. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,588.
Libraries in Peekskill include Field Library ... View libraries
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peekskill political report.
The average commute time for Peekskill workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Peekskill between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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