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Affluent suburb

Chappaqua is in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.

The community name derives from an Indian term translated as "place where the brush makes a rustling sound."

The latitude of Chappaqua is 41.159N. The longitude is -73.765W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 492 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,468.


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Median household income
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$163,201
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chappaqua demographic reports
Region was settled by Quakers in the early 1700s

The community began to shift from rural to suburban after the arrival of the New York and Harlem Railroad in 1846.

Reader's Digest moved its headquarters here in 1939.
Local ZIP code 10514 was identified by American Demographics magazine as the 13th most affluent ZIP in the U.S. (April 2005).
Chappaqua received national attention for the purchase of a home here by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, before Hillary launched her successful 2000 Senate campaign.
Well-known residents have included:
· Horace Greeley, newspaper publisher
· Herman Kahn, physicist, military analyst, author
· Jeff Van Gundy, basketball coach
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Chappaqua Orchestra
Wildlife: Pinecliff Sanctuary

Historic sites and museums: New Castle Historical Society Museum
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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7% of Chappaqua residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chappaqua ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chappaqua was $77,835, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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80% of Chappaqua residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Chappaqua include Old Chappaqua Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Chappaqua, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,419.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,457.


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Libraries in Chappaqua include Chappaqua Central School District Public Library ... View libraries

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

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Chappaqua restaurants taking online reservations include Crabtree's Kittle House ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Chappaqua workers is 43 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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