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Hawthorne, New York

  •   State: 
    New York
    Westchester County
      County FIPS: 
    41°6′13″N 73°47′45″W
      Area total: 
    1.10 sq mi (2.84 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.10 sq mi (2.84 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    282 ft (86 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,231.33 residents per square mile of area (1,633.07/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Hawthorne is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 4,586 at the 2010 census. The village was originally known as Hammond's Mills, and was part of Frederick Philipse's estate Philipsburgh. In 1901, Mother Mary Alphonsa, O.P., a convert to Catholicism and daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne, founded Rosary Hill Home in Sherman Park (now Thornwood) for those suffering from incurable cancer. In the early 1890s, real-estate developer Louis Smadbeck began buying up the area farms to subdivide into parcels, which were sold to working- and middle-class people looking to live outside the city. The final resting place of Babe Ruth, James Cagney, Billy Martin, Malachi Martin, Dorothy Kilgallen, Ernesto Lecuona and many other notables is at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In 2006, an F2 tornado struck the hamlet, causing major damage to the California Closets Warehouse and minor injuries to three people. The hamlet is located at 41°613N 73°4745W (41.103664, -73.795807).According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all land. The majority of Hawthorne consists of residential homes and small businesses. The main commercial thoroughfare serving both Hawthorne and Thornwood is parallel to Metro-North's Harlem Line tracks.


After the Revolutionary War, the name of the village was changed to Unionville. The Reformed Church of Unionville was built in 1818. In 1847, a post office was established on New York Central's Harlem Division. In 1901, Mother Mary Alphonsa founded Rosary Hill Home for those suffering from incurable cancer. The cemetery is the final resting place of many famous people, including James Cagney and Dorothy Kilgallon. The Gate of Heaven Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It is located on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street in New York City's Upper East Side neighborhood. It was named after the gate of Heaven, which was once the site of the town's first public school. It's also known as the "Gate of Heaven" because it is the only one of its kind in the U.S. to have a public school on the second floor of a building that was originally built in the middle of a field. The first floor of the building is now a private residence, and the third floor is used as a community center. The fourth floor is the home of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, who opened a home for the sick in the early 1900s. The fifth floor is home to a nursing home, which is still open today. The sixth floor is a private home for people suffering from cancer, which opened in the late 1990s. It has been named after a woman who died in a car accident in 1998.


Hawthorne is located at 41°613N 73°4745W (41.103664, -73.795807).According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) The majority of Hawthorne consists of residential homes and small businesses. On July 12, 2006, an F2 tornado struck the area, causing minor injuries to three people. It was the strongest tornado to strike in Westchester County at the time. The town is located near the intersection of Route 9A and the Taconic State Parkway. It is a 40-minute train ride from the Grand Central Terminal in New York City to the town of Thornwood, New York. It has a population of about 2,000 people, mostly residents of the Westchester area. The city is home to a number of businesses, including The Lock House, Pop's Deli, Office Dynamics, and Hawthorne Pizzeria. It also has a large number of public parks, including a large park on the north side of the city called the Hawthorne Park Golf Course, which is named for the town's founder, William "Bill" Hawthorne. The community is also home to the Newburgh River, which runs through the center of the town. The river is a popular tourist attraction, especially in the summer when it is hot and muggy. It runs along the north and south sides of the Town of Newburgh, and is also known as "The River Road".


Hawthorne's residents are served by the Mount Pleasant Central School District. The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (formerly "Jewish Board of Guardians") runs two residential schools in Hawthorne, the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls School and the Linden Hill High School. Hawthorne Country Day School is located near the Valhalla border. The district also includes the Westlake Middle School and Westlake High School (the latter three are actually located in Thornwood) The district's elementary and middle schools are located in the Thornwood section of Hawthorne. The high school is located on Linda Avenue in the town's central business district. The school district's high school was founded in the 1950s and is located in Mount Pleasant, New Jersey. It is one of the oldest high schools in the state, having been established in the early 1950s. It has been in the same district for more than 50 years. It also has a middle school and a high school that were opened in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The elementary school was the first in the district to be built. The middle school was built in the 1970s and the high school in the 1980s. In the 1990s, the district added an elementary school, Columbus Elementary School, and a middle and high school, Westlake Elementary School. It was also the first school to open a high-school campus in the area. The town is home to Hawthorne High School, which was established in 1978. It went undefeated in all three varsity sports and won the championships in 1972-1973 and again in 1974-1975.

Emergency services

Hawthorne's residents are served by the Mount Pleasant Police Department, the Hawthorne Volunteer Fire Department, and Mount Pleasant 37 Medic. Hawthorne is located on the edge of the town of Mount Pleasant. The town has a population of 2,000 people, with the majority living in the central part of the city. The majority of residents live in the town's central area, which includes the town centre and surrounding areas. The city's population is about 2,200 people, most of whom live in its central area. It has an estimated population of 3,000, with most of its residents living in Mount Pleasant and the surrounding area. The population of Hawthorne has declined since the early 1990s, when it was about 1,000. It is estimated to have fallen to 1,500 people in the early 2000s. The number of residents in the area is expected to fall to around 1,200 by the end of the year, with much of it concentrated in the city's central areas. It also has a small percentage of residents who live outside the city centre, in the surrounding areas of Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant and Mount Plymouth. The area's population has grown since the mid-1990s, with many residents moving to the city from elsewhere in the region. The community has a high percentage of people of color, with more than 50 per cent of the population living in or around the town. The average age of a Hawthorne resident is 48 years.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,083 people, 1,581 households, and 1,258 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 3,006.0 per square mile (1,161.3/km²). There were 1,590 housing units at an average density of 940.3 per sq mi (363.3 /km²) The racial makeup of the hamlets was 87.13% White, 4.34% African American, 0.02% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0,04% Pacific Islander, 1, 16% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.02%. The median income for a household in the Hamlet was $71,370, and the median family income was $82,042. About 1.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3. 3% of those under age 18 and 1.3%. The hamlet is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's most recent American Community Survey data. It is the only hamlet in the state of New Hampshire that is not on the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ “Housing and Family Services” census tract. The town’s ZIP code is 7054. It has a population of 5,082, with the majority of its residents living in or near the town center.


Horne, Philip Field (1971). Mount Pleasant: The History of a New York Suburb and Its People. Hawthorne: privately printed. OCLC 8866-44296. The history of Hawthorne can be found at: The most recent version of this article stated that Hawthorne was a suburb of New York City. We are happy to clarify that this is not the case. We apologise for any confusion caused by this article. We have been asked to point out that the history of the suburb is not known to have been written by Hawthorne residents.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York = 35.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 36. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Hawthorne = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 8,007 individuals with a median age of 39.8 age the population grows by 1.44% in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,231.33 residents per square mile of area (1,633.07/km²). There are average 3 people per household in the 1,580 households with an average household income of $103,263 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.20% of the available work force and has dropped -2.79% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.22%. The number of physicians in Hawthorne per 100,000 population = 518.


The annual rainfall in Hawthorne = 48 inches and the annual snowfall = 11.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York which are owned by the occupant = 87.74%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 54 years with median home cost = $461,240 and home appreciation of -9.09%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $20.95 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $16,643 per student. There are 10 students for each teacher in the school. 1066.69% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.72% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.18% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Hawthorne's population in Westchester County, New York of 2,228 residents in 1900 has increased 3,59-fold to 8,007 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.80% female residents and 50.20% male residents live in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York.

    As of 2020 in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York are married and the remaining 38.67% are single population.

  • 27.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Hawthorne require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.56% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.74% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 8.75% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.80% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, 87.74% are owner-occupied homes, another 11.64% are rented apartments, and the remaining 0.63% are vacant.

  • The 67.81% of the population in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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