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Haverstraw is a village in Rockland County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the wild oats growing here.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Haverstraw. For links to other places called Haverstraw, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Haverstraw is 41.197N. The longitude is -73.965W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,133.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Haverstraw demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockland 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 10927 ZIP code.
5% of Haverstraw residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Haverstraw ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Haverstraw was $15,442, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Haverstraw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Haverstraw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $735. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,468.
Libraries in Haverstraw include Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library ... View libraries
Rockland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Haverstraw political report.
The average commute time for Haverstraw workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Haverstraw between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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