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Stony Point is a town in Rockland County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for outcroppings of rock along the river

The latitude of Stony Point is 41.229N. The longitude is -73.987W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 282 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,244.


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Median household income
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$71,940
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Stony Point demographic reports
Stony Point is on the Hudson River
Former and merged names include:
· Florus Falls
· North Haverstraw
Early industries included mining of limestone and iron

In the 1779 Battle of Stony Point, Gen. Anthony Wayne defeated British forces despite tremendous odds

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Kinsey"
Nearby parks & recreation: Harriman State Park
Historic sites and museums: Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Stony Point residents report German ancestry, and 28% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stony Point ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stony Point was $28,244, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Stony Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Stony Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $786.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,763.


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Libraries in Stony Point include Rose Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Rockland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stony Point political report.

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The average commute time for Stony Point workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Stony Point between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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