FACTOID # 17: Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in total area, it has the longest official name: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Dobbs Ferry, New York
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Dobbs Ferry, New York (New York)
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°0′46″N 73°51′58″W / 41.01278, -73.86611
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Area
 - Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km²)
 - Land 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km²)
Elevation 210 ft (64 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 10,622
 - Density 4,350.0/sq mi (1,679.5/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10522
Area code(s) 914
FIPS code 36-20698
GNIS feature ID 0970074

Dobbs Ferry is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 10,622 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the state. ... List of New York counties Map of the counties of New York State (click for larger version) Albany County: formed in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties. ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... 914 is the area code for Westchester County, New York. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article is about the state. ...


The Village of Dobbs Ferry is located in, and is a part of, the Town of Greenburgh. The village ZIP code is 10522. The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Greenburgh is a town located in Westchester County, New York. ... Mr. ...

Contents

History

Named after a ferry service that traversed the Hudson River at this location, Dobbs Ferry may well have played a small but vital role in the American Revolutionary War. According to original manuscripts [1] of General George Washington, Washington met at Dobbs Ferry with French allies the Comte de Rochambeau and the Comte de Grasse to plan the Siege of Yorktown that ended the war with Great Britain. Although historians have long debated whether this meeting took place at present day Dobbs Ferry or at the ferry terminus directly opposite [2]on the Hudson River, a monument has long stood in Dobbs Ferry at Livingston Manor, the site of the claimed 1781 meeting. Dobbs Ferry also played host to another significant event: In 1783, at the Philip Van Brugh Livingston house, Washington and New York Governor (and later U.S. Vice President) George Clinton met General Sir Guy Carleton, later known as Lord Dorchester, to negotiate for the evacuation by the British troops of the posts they still held in the United States. The village was originally incorporated in 1873 as Greenburgh, but the name was changed to Dobbs Ferry in 1882. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... This article is about military actions only. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (July 1, 1725 – May 10, 1807), French soldier, was born at Vendôme (Loir-et-Cher). ... François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasse Tilly, comte de Grasse (1722 - January 1788), French admiral, was born at Bar, in the present départment of the Alpes-Maritimes. ... Combatants Kingdom of France  United States Great Britain German mercenaries Commanders Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau François de Grasse Gilbert de La Fayette George Washington Nathanael Greene Charles Cornwallis # Charles O’Hara # Banastre Tarleton # (stationed at Gloucester, Virginia) Strength 10,800 French 8,500 Americans 24 French warships 7,500... This article contains information related to Livingston Manor, the 18th century New York estate. ... George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and politician. ... Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester. ... Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724-1808) was a British soldier who served as Governor of the Province of Quebec. ... Greenburgh is a town located in Westchester County, New York. ...

Washington-Rochambeau Monument

Image File history File links Rochambeau_monument. ... Image File history File links Rochambeau_monument. ...

Geography

Dobbs Ferry is located at 41°0′46″N, 73°51′58″W (41.012729, -73.866026)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.2 km² (3.2 sq mi). 6.3 km² (2.4 sq mi) of it is land and 1.9 km² (0.7 sq mi) of it (23.03%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Commuter service to New York City is available via the Dobbs Ferry train station, served by Metro-North Railroad. It is about 40 minutes from New York's Grand Central Station by train. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Dobbs Ferry, New York train station serves the residents of Dobbs Ferry via Metro-North Railroads Hudson Division line. ... The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by an authority of New York State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or, more simply, the MTA. Metro-North runs service between New York...


Famous Residents

Stone Phillips (Dateline NBC)
Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook)
Becky and Jesse O'Donohue, (contestants on Fear Factor and American Idol)
Alvin Dark (Major League baseball player)
Bradley Bolke (American Voice Actor)
Noel Kenny (MLS Soccer referee) Stone Stockton Phillips (born December 2, 1954) was the co-anchor of Dateline NBC, a newsmagazine TV show, from the shows start until June 2007, when NBC did not renew his contract. ... Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABCs 20/20 or CBSs 60 Minutes. ... Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. ... Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, CA Facebook is a social networking website that allows people to communicate with their friends and exchange information. ... Becky ODonohue Rebecca Clarise ODonohue (born December 28, 1980) is an American singer, model, and a reality TV show contestant of Greek and Irish descent. ... This article refers to the American television show by this title. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960. ... Bradley Bolke is an American voice actor. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 10,622 people, 3,792 households, and 2,570 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,680.8/km² (4,350.0/sq mi). There were 3,941 housing units at an average density of 623.6/km² (1,614.0/sq mi). The racial makeup of the village was 80.70% White, 7.38% African American, 0.08% Native American, 7.56% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.00% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,792 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $70,333, and the median income for a family was $93,127. Males had a median income of $65,532 versus $50,091 for females. The per capita income for the village was $35,090. About 1.8% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Public schools include Springhurst Elementary, grades K-5, Dobbs Ferry Middle School, grades 6-8, and the Dobbs Ferry High School, grades 9-12. Our Lady of Victory, a local parochial school, offers grades 9-12 for girls. The Masters School, a private boarding school, offers grades 5-12 for boys and girls. [3]


External links

Coordinates: 41.012729° N 73.866026° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Brownfields Case Studies - Toxics - Sierra Club (617 words)
New townhouses are being built on a former construction and demolition debris landfill in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Although preliminary studies indicate the presence of toxic chemicals at levels exceeding New York state standards, officials are risking the health of future residents by allowing the development to proceed without thorough assessment or remediation.
New York State's Superfund law only authorizes jurisdiction over hazardous waste sites, which by definition are sites contaminated with the by-products of industrial pollution.
Dobbs Ferry, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (654 words)
The Village of Dobbs Ferry is located in, and is a part of, the Town of Greenburgh.
According to original manuscripts [1] of General George Washington, Washington met at Dobbs Ferry with French allies the Comte de Rochambeau and the Comte de Grasse to plan the Siege of Yorktown that ended the war with Great Britain.
Dobbs Ferry also played host to another significant event: In 1783, at the Philip Van Brugh Livingston house, Washington and British colonial Governor George Clinton met General Sir Guy Carleton, later known as Lord Dorchester, to negotiate for the evacuation by the British troops of the posts they still held in the United States.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m