Land area: 27.6 sq. mi. Water area: 4.0 sq.mi. Founded: 1865 Population in 2010: 15,059 Population density: 2,208 people per square mile. County seat: New City. Colleges and Universities: Rockland Community College, Nyack College, United States Military Academy, SUNY Westchester Community College, Mercy College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Bergen Community College
Stony Point is a triangle-shaped town in Rockland County, New York, United States. It is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. The town is located north of the town of Haverstraw, east and south of Orange County, New York, and west of the Hudson River and Westchester County. The population was 15,059 at the 2010 census.The name of the town is derived from a prominent projection into the Hudson River.The town is in the northeast part of the county. U.S. Route 9W, U.S. Route 202, and the Palisades Interstate Parkway are major north-south routes through the town. Stony Point is included in the North Rockland Central School District. It is the most rural out of the 5 towns in Rockland County.During the American Revolution, the King's Ferry in Stony Point linked New York and the southern colonies with New England; it was used many times by George Washington's Continental Army, and in 1781 Washington's French allies used it on their way to the Battle of Yorktown.The Stony Point Battlefield, just north of Stony Point, marks the July 16, 1779 Battle of Stony Point in which General "Mad" Anthony Wayne earned his nickname leading 1,350 Continental Army troops in a surprise attack against the 544-man British garrison at Stony Point. The Americans were unable to hold the fort for more than a few days.The economy of the town increased upon the rediscovery of limestone deposits in the 19th century. The town of Stony Point was founded in 1865 from the northern part of the town of Haverstraw.
There are 2 airports and 4 Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the Stony Point city center. The average travel time to work in Stony Point is 29% higher than the national average. The number of people who take public transportation in Stony Point is 11% lower than the national average. The number of people who carpool to work in Stony Point is 7% higher than the national average. The number of people who work from home in Stony Point is 17% lower than the national average.
White (94.33%) African American (1.27%) Native American (0.19%) Asian (1.29%) Pacific Islander (0.02%) Other races (1.66%) Two or more races (1.24%) Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.84% of the population.
Median resident age: 42.7 years New York median age: 38.2 years
Average household size:
Stony Point: 2.8 people New York: 2.6 people
Estimated median household income in 2013:
Stony Point: $90,024 (it was $71,017 in 2000) New York: $57,369
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013:
Stony Point: $368,290 (it was $215,900 in 2000) New York: $277,600 Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $436,783; Detached houses: $475,662; Townhouses or other attached units: $341,396; In 2-unit structures: $336,525; In 3-to-4- unit structures: $223,333; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $357,648; Mobile homes: $108,013 Median gross rent in 2013: $1,329.
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 86.7. This is about average. Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.347. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center. Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.716. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center. Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center. Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.78. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here: 4.6% New York: 4.8%
The overall crime rate in Stony Point is 75% lower than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 2.03 daily crimes that occur in Stony Point. Stony Point is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States. In Stony Point you have a 1 in 136 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Stony Point has decreased by 48%.