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Suffern is a village in Rockland County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after John Suffern, settler

The latitude of Suffern is 41.114N. The longitude is -74.15W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 312 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,014.


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Median household income
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$59,754
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Suffern demographic reports
Suffern is at the foot of the Ramapo Mountains, at the New Jersey line
Former and merged names include:
· New Antrim
· Point of the Mountains
The Erie Railroad brought summer tourists here in the 19th century
Well-known residents have included:
· Tim Daly, actor
· Valerie Harper, actress
Nearby parks & recreation: Harriman State Park
Historic sites and museums: Suffern Village Museum, Wells Fargo Railway Express Station
Colleges and universities: Rockland Community College
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.)

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9% of Suffern residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Suffern ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Suffern was $29,208, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Suffern residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Suffern, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $861.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,740.


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Libraries in Suffern include Suffern Free Library ... View libraries

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

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

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

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Suffern include Holiday Inn Suffern, Wellesley Inn.

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