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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

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 2011: 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: 137.2 (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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Washington Heights:

  • High school or higher: 75.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washington Heights CDP:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

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

This place:  13.2%
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+: Newark, NJ (52.0 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (58.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
New York:

7.6%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

Washington Heights-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 6% 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 slightly above New York state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from Washington Heights center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Washington Heights center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

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/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, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Washington Heights, NY

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

  • Orange County Community College (about 3 miles; Middletown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,807)
  • United States Military Academy (about 25 miles; West Point, NY; FT enrollment: 4,621)
  • SUNY College at New Paltz (about 26 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • Rockland Community College (about 29 miles; Suffern, NY; FT enrollment: 4,686)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (about 30 miles; Mahwah, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,230)
  • Marist College (about 31 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 4,738)
  • Vassar College (about 31 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 2,394)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/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.:

0.10719
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.92. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.92
U.S.:

9.59


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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Washington Heights, NY

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 below state average.


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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 (78%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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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%
Here62.9%
USA50.2%

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%

6.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
New York average:

5.41%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($512 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.08%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Rockland County, NY  0.70% ($62,316 average AGI)
from Bronx County, NY  0.63% ($54,713)
from Westchester County, NY  0.37% ($65,628)


6.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
New York average:

6.26%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($692 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.12%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ulster County, NY  0.48% ($41,194 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.38% ($42,238)
to Rockland County, NY  0.28% ($56,350)

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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