Profile for Tarrytown, New York, NY
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Tarrytown is a village in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
Washington Irving, who lived here, said the name originated with farm women whose husbands lingered at the village tavern. Historians believe the name actually derives from Dutch for "wheat."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Tarrytown. For links to other places called Tarrytown, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Tarrytown is 41.076N. The longitude is -73.859W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,411.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Tarrytown demographic reports
Tarrytown is on the Hudson River.
Also known as Tarrytown-on-Hudson
British Major John Andre was captured here, after Benedict Arnold had given him the plans for West Point
Once a steamboat landing
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "Sleepy Hollow"
· 1996 movie, "The Preacher's Wife"
· 2000 movie, "The Family Man"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jay Gould, railroad baron
· John D. Rockefeller, industrialist
Local festivals include:
- Tarrytown Street Fair - June 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tarrytown web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Nearby parks & recreation:
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Kykuit, Sunnyside, Lyndhurst, Philipsburg Manor, Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities:
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.)
In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee?there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.
-- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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Ancestry & family history
7% of Tarrytown residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tarrytown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tarrytown was $39,472, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Tarrytown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Tarrytown festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Tarrytown Street Fair - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Tarrytown include North Grove Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Tarrytown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $905. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,461.
Libraries in Tarrytown include Warner Library ... View libraries
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tarrytown political report.
Tarrytown restaurants taking online reservations include Chiboust Bistro & Bakery, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Westchester, Sunset Cove ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Tarrytown workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tarrytown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 15.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Tarrytown include Courtyard by Marriott Tarrytown, Tarrytown House Estate Conf Center, Westchester Marriott.
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Other NY communities named Tarrytown:
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NY communities formerly known as Tarrytown:
�Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County
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“ In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee?there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town. ”
~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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