Washington Heights, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,689. Population change since 2000: +28.1%
Males: 792  (46.9%)
Females: 897  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 10940.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,656 (it was $42,981 in 2000)
Washington Heights:

$58,656
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,592 (it was $17,929 in 2000)

Washington Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $218,908 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Washington Heights:

$218,908
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $244,474; Detached houses: $247,587; In 2-unit structures: $180,321

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,419.

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  • White alone - 860 (50.9%)
  • Hispanic - 501 (29.7%)
  • Black alone - 231 (13.7%)
  • Asian alone - 54 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.2%)

Races in Washington Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washington Heights: 137.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (21.9%), German (15.1%), Italian (9.0%), West Indian (8.9%), United States (6.9%), English (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,120 people per square mile   (low).

Washington Heights,NY real estate house value index trend

Washington Heights, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Washington Heights:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington Heights CDP:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

225 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America).

This place:  13.1%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,519 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,635 (1.8%)

Washington Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ramapo, NY (29.3 miles , pop. 108,905).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (51.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Mechanicstown, NY (1.2 miles ), Middletown, NY (1.3 miles ), Scotchtown, NY (1.5 miles ), Wawayanda, NY (2.4 miles ), Mount Hope, NY (2.4 miles ), Bloomingburg, NY (2.5 miles ), Goshen, NY (2.5 miles ), Otisville, NY (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 41.47 N, Longitude: 74.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

Washington Heights household income distribution Washington Heights home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Customer service representatives (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Washington Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Washington Heights, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Washington Heights-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Washington Heights place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 28.9 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washington Heights-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 211.8 miles away from Washington Heights center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from Washington Heights center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Fire: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Washington Heights topographic map

Birthplace of: A.D.O.R. - Rapper, Ron Perlman - (born 1950), actor.

Hospitals and medical centers near Washington Heights:

  • ST TERESA'S NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • MIDDLETOWN PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • HORTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • PARK MANOR REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • ORANGE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • FMS-MIDDLETOWN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • ORANGE CO PUBLIC HEALTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; GOSHEN, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washington Heights:

  • Orange County Community College (about 3 miles; Middletown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,742)
  • Mount Saint Mary College (about 21 miles; Newburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • United States Military Academy (about 25 miles; West Point, NY; FT enrollment: 5,651)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (about 26 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 7,319)
  • Rockland Community College (about 29 miles; Suffern, NY; FT enrollment: 6,026)
  • Marist College (about 31 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 5,536)
  • Ulster County Community College (about 31 miles; Stone Ridge, NY; FT enrollment: 2,207)

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Notable location: Washington Heights Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Washington Heights: First Church of the Nazarene Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Washington Heights: Washington Heights Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.9. This is better than average.

City:

58.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00674. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00674
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 5.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Washington Heights compared to New York state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Washington Heights travel time to work - commute Washington Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Washington Heights CDP (based on Orange County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.94%
Here: 62.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents74.6%7.0%4.1%2.6%1.8%
Congregations14.5%4.5%13.5%13.0%9.5%
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.2%1.0%5.2%
Congregations2.5%2.5%1.5%4.0%34.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 113
Orange County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 46
Orange County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Orange County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 314
Here:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

25.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

15.6%

4.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
New York average:

5.06%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($597 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bronx County, NY  0.37% ($53,639 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.33% ($36,840)
from Rockland County, NY  0.32% ($56,410)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
New York average:

5.46%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($746 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ulster County, NY  0.35% ($39,147 average AGI)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.29% ($49,430)
to Rockland County, NY  0.24% ($56,749)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washington Heights:

  • WALL (1340 AM; 1 kW; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGNY (1220 AM; 10 kW; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washington Heights:

  • WRRV (92.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W229AA (93.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: SUSAN CLINTON)
  • W295AA (106.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: SUSAN CLINTON)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W239AC (95.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: JOHN KATONAH)
  • WXHD (90.1 FM; MOUNT HOPE, NY; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRPJ (88.9 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WZAD (97.3 FM; WURTSBORO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WOSR (91.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTSX (96.7 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: PORT JERVIS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBWZ (93.3 FM; NEW PALTZ, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRWD-FM (107.3 FM; HIGHLAND, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSUS (102.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Washington Heights:

  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRNN-TV (Channel 62; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$176,27010$141,15417$162,4950$02$69,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$204,5176$161,8000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$186,8804$215,76020$214,3774$44,5351$267,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$195,3759$190,6540$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$232,5051$299,9800$01$81,550

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$192,2200$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$126,2052$151,445
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$238,820
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.00

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