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

The community was named is an abbreviated form of "Port of Westchester"

The latitude of Port Chester is 41.001N. The longitude is -73.666W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,955.


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Median household income
Local
$45,381
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Port Chester demographic reports
Port Chester is on Long Island Sound
Site of heavy fighting during the Revolution, as both sides sought control of the port

Once an important steamboat stop

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 91. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, U.S. Supreme Court justice
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
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: 114

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4% of Port Chester residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Chester ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Chester was $21,131, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Port Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Port Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $854.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,041.


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Libraries in Port Chester include Port Chester Public Library ... View libraries

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

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Port Chester restaurants taking online reservations include f.i.s.h. ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Port Chester workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Port Chester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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