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Croton-on-Hudson is a village in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for the Croton River.

The latitude of Croton-on-Hudson is 41.208N. The longitude is -73.891W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 164 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,801.


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Median household income
Local
$84,744
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Croton-on-Hudson demographic reports
Croton-on-Hudson is on the Hudson River.
Henry Hudson anchored his ship, the Half Moon, in Croton Bay in 1609.

Established as the home of laborers building the dam that created Croton Reservoir.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Daylight"
· 2005 movie, "War of the Worlds"
Well-known residents have included:
· Max Eastman, writer
· Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet
· Roger Kahn, author
· Peter Strauss, actor
Local festivals include:
  • Great Hudson River Revival - June 16-17, 2007
  • Summerfest - June 3, 2007
  • Westchester Jazz Festival - July 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Croton-on-Hudson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway, Croton Point Park
Wildlife: Brinton Brook Sanctuary, Graff Sanctuary

Historic sites and museums: Van Cortlandt Manor
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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Ancestry & family history

10% of Croton-on-Hudson residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Croton-on-Hudson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Croton-on-Hudson was $39,441, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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55% of Croton-on-Hudson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Croton-on-Hudson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $859.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,103.


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Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Croton-on-Hudson political report.

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The average commute time for Croton-on-Hudson workers is 41 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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