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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.
The community began to shift from rural to suburban after the arrival of the New York and Harlem Railroad in 1846.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chappaqua demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10504 ZIP code.
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.
80% of Chappaqua residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Chappaqua include Old Chappaqua Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chappaqua, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,457.
Libraries in Chappaqua include Chappaqua Central School District Public Library ... View libraries
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chappaqua political report.
Chappaqua restaurants taking online reservations include Crabtree's Kittle House ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Chappaqua workers is 43 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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