New Rochelle, New York

New Rochelle: A city in Westchester County, New York. It is located on Long Island Sound in southeastern New York. New Rochelle is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the New Rochelle Public Library and the New Rochelle Museum.

About

New Rochelle is a city located in the county of Westchester in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 77,062 and a population density of 2,248 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 80,973 inhabitants.

The city was created 125 years ago in 1898.

New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, in the southeastern portion of the state. In 2020, the city had a population of 79,726, making it the seventh-largest in the state of New York. Some residents refer to the city as New Rock or New Rock City.

The name "New Rochelle" was selected to honor the memory of Theophilus Eaton, an early Puritan settler in Connecticut and one of its founders, who also founded New Haven Colony in 1638. In 1876 a gold rush began when gold was found in nearby Harrison's Pit by a group of miners from Ohio who were looking for iron ore under what was then known as "Waverly Heights." Some sixty years later on January 19th 1950 James Cagney would film his first movie ever here called "The City That Never Sleeps".

The area was first settled by immigrants from England and Scotland on July 4, 1683. It was part of Westchester County for over 200 years before becoming part of New York City's consolidated city-county in 1898. In the 19th century and early 20th centuries, New Rochelle's downtown area developed into one of those places where significant numbers of artists and intellectuals congregated. The city is home to many historic sites and buildings from that time period (e.g., Oakwood Cemetery).

New Rochelle was founded by Sir Robert Hunter in 1688 along with his brother George as an English settlement on land purchased from Weckquaeskeck Indians and formally owned by James Farret (and his sister Mary Farret). In 1694–1695 Hunter built Fort Putnam at what is today known as Hunters Island and Queen's Bridge (originally called Hunter's Bridge) at the site where the Huguenot.

The city has been home to several major industries including shipbuilding, ironworks and manufacturing. It's also known for its role in developing new technologies such as motion pictures and audio recording equipment during early industrialization periods between 1880s-1920s; which later became known as "Silent Cinema."

The city has 2 major parks: Huguenot Park located near Mount Pleasant and Lake Isle with walking trails throughout; Belmont Lake State Park which features hiking trails, horseback riding trails and camping facilities near Croton Reservoir.

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Location of New Rochelle on New York map.

Quick Facts about New Rochelle

Population : 80,973 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Westchester County
Phone Area Codes : 914
Area : 34.28 km2
Altitude : 85 feet / 26 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1970 (125 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 02:57:51 (14th June 2024)
Postal code : 10801
Density : 2,362 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.83% (2010-2020)
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Geography

New Rochelle is located at 40°54'41"N 73°46'56"W (40.9114900, -73.7823500). It has 6 neighbors: Eastchester, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Pelham, Pelham Manor and Scarsdale.

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New Rochelle has 6 neighbours.

  • Eastchester town in Westchester County, New York, United States
  • Larchmont village in Westchester County, New York
  • Mamaroneck town in Westchester County, New York
  • Pelham town in Westchester County, New York and Bronx County, New York, United States
  • Pelham Manor village in Westchester County, New York, United States
  • Scarsdale town and village in Westchester County, New York, United States

Demographics

The population of New Rochelle increased by 4.83% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 77,062 - census
2011 77,701 0.82% estimation process
2012 78,328 0.8% estimation process
2013 79,265 1.18% estimation process
2014 79,342 0.1% estimation process
2015 79,419 0.1% estimation process
2016 79,455 0.05% estimation process
2017 79,084 -0.47% estimation process
2018 78,822 -0.33% estimation process
2019 78,557 -0.34% estimation process
2020 80,973 2.98% estimation process

New Rochelle zip code is 10801. County name: Westchester, County fips: 36119

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People born in New Rochelle (184)

People born in New Rochelle, including Psychologist who helped develop the first computer Frank Rosenblatt, wealthy colonial merchant, slave trader, and philanthropist Peter Faneuil, actor Matt Dillon, .

List

  • Jay Leno (American stand-up comedian and television host) he was born in 28/04/1950
  • Kara DioGuardi (American music producer, composer and pop singer) she was born in 09/12/1970
  • Mark Bomback (American screenwriter) he was born in 29/08/1971
  • Grand Puba (rapper) he was born in 04/03/1966
  • Daniel Dorff (American composer) he was born in 07/03/1956
  • Joan Tower (American composer, concert pianist and conductor) she was born in 06/09/1938
  • Alan Menken (American composer, songwriter, music conductor, director, and record producer) he was born in 22/07/1949
  • Rob Morrow (American actor) he was born in 21/09/1962
  • Adam Rosen (British-American luger) he was born in 12/04/1984
  • Edson Buddle (American soccer player) he was born in 21/05/1981
  • Elizabeth Berridge (American actor) she was born in 02/05/1962
  • Richard Roundtree (American actor) he was born in 09/07/1942
  • Marlena Shaw (American singer) she was born in 22/09/1942
  • Caresse Crosby (American publisher, activist, and inventor of the bra) she was born in 20/04/1892
  • Thom Fitzgerald (American film director, producer and screenwriter) he was born in 08/07/1968
  • Kevin Dillon (American actor) he was born in 19/08/1965
  • Lou Jones (athletics competitor) he was born in 15/01/1932
  • Jane Emmet de Glehn (American artist (1873-1961)) she was born in 01/01/1873

Schools in New Rochelle

College & universities near New Rochelle, NY

Code Name City ZIP
193645 The College of New Rochelle New Rochelle (NY) 10805-2339
191931 Iona College New Rochelle (NY) 10801-1890
190248 Concordia College-New York Bronxville (NY) 10708-1998
197337 Westchester School of Beauty Culture Mount Vernon (NY) 10550-2295
193380 Montefiore School of Nursing Mount Vernon (NY) 10550-2009

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near New Rochelle, NY

Code Name Address Type
NRO New Rochelle station 1 Railroad Plaza RAIL
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL
STM Stamford Transportation Center Washington Blvd and South State St. RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
CRT Croton–Harmon station 1 Croton Point Avenue RAIL

Post offices near New Rochelle

Post Office Name City ZIP
New Rochell Post Office New Rochelle (NY) 10801
Larchmon Post Office Larchmont (NY) 10538
Sandford Post Office Mount Vernon (NY) 10550
Pelham Post Office Pelham (NY) 10803
Mount Vernon Post Office Mount Vernon (NY) 10550

Other cities in Westchester County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Westchester County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Yonkers 200,040 The second most populous city in Westchester County, New York.
Greenburgh 90,543 Town
Mount Vernon 68,628 The most populous city in Westchester County, New York.
White Plains 58,286 The most populous city in Westchester County, New York.
Rye 46,100 A town in Westchester County, New York.
Ossining 37,551 Town in Westchester County, New York, United States
Yorktown 35,988 Town in New York
Eastchester 32,617 Census-designated place in the town of Eastchester, Westchester County, New York, United States
Spring Valley 32,258 Village in New York, United States
Mamaroneck 29,343 Town in Westchester County, New York
Harrison 28,959 Community (coterminous town-village) in Westchester County, New York
Port Chester 28,857 Village in Westchester County, New York
Peekskill 24,087 City in Westchester County, New York, United States
Somers 21,476 Town in New York, US
Scarsdale 17,785 Town and village in Westchester County, New York, United States
Bedford 17,450 Town in Westchester County, New York, United States

Distance to Other Cities

New Rochelle distances to largest New York cities