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Spring Valley

Spring Valley, New York

  •   State: 
    New York
    Rockland County
    Spring Valley
      County FIPS: 
    41°6′52″N 74°2′52″W
      Area total: 
    2.01 sq mi (5.21 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.01 sq mi (5.20 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.01 km²)
    Incorporated July 9, 1902
  •   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: 

    Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    16,467.13 residents per square mile of area (6,357.63/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Spring Valley is a village in the towns of Ramapo and Clarkstown in Rockland County, New York, United States. The population was 33,066 at the 2020 census, making it the 2nd most populous community in the county, after New City. Spring Valley is 22 miles (35 km) north of Manhattan and 5 miles (8 km)north of the New Jersey border. The village is next to the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) and is served by a New Jersey Transit train station at the terminus of the Pascack Valley Line. In 2007, Spring Valley Mayor George Darden was elected vice president of the World Conference of Mayors during the organization's 23rd annual mayors' conference held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In June 2015, former Spring Valley deputy mayor Joseph Desmaret was sentenced to three years in federal prison for his part in a scheme involving a proposal to build a community center. The final steam locomotives on the Erie Railroad were commuter engines that ran between Jersey City and Spring Valley. The residents of the area decided to call the place Spring Valley one certain large spring in the Valley Pond being responsible for the name. Prior to naming the territory Spring Valley, it was called Scotland, named after their homeland, by Scotsmen who had settled in the area. In 1885, E. P. Lespenasse walked from Haverstraw, New. York to Washington, D.C. to settle an election bet.


Spring Valley is the primary city name, but also Chestnut Rdg, Chestnut Ridge, New Square are acceptable city names or spellings, Kaser, New Hempstead, Wesley Hills on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Spring Valley, New York. Spring Valley is a village in Rockland County, New York. It is located in the Catskill Mountains. In 1842, the New York & Erie Railroad called this part of the territory "Pascack", after a stream by the same name. The residents of the area decided to call the place Spring Valley one certain large spring in the Valley Pond being responsible for the name. In 2007, Spring Valley Mayor George Darden was elected vice president of the World Conference of Mayors during the organization's 23rd annual mayors' conference held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Spring Valley was the site of a military parts distributor, Sarafan Auto Supply, which supplied military parts all around the world. In 1948, President Harry S. Truman stopped at Spring Valley while touring the country in the last whistle-stop campaign by train. In 2015 the former mayor of Spring Valley, Noramie Jasmin, was convicted in federal court in the Southern District of New York of taking kickbacks to push through a community center and catering hall. She was also convicted of extortion and wire fraud and for selling her vote for $5,000 and a 50-percent ownership stake in the building. In November 2017 Spring Valley trustee Vilonvil Fonvil was found guilty of corruption charges that accusing him of stealing $11,000 from a summer camp program which ended his career as a village official. In June 2015 former Spring Valley deputy mayor Joseph Desmaret was sentenced to three years in federal prison for his part in a corruption scheme involving a proposal to build a village-owned catering hall on Route 45.


Spring Valley is located at 41°652N 74°252W (41.114445, 74.047771).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), of which 0.004square miles (0.01 km²) or 0.10% is water.The village is approximately 5 miles (8 km) north of the New Jersey border. The village is located on the Delaware River, which is a tributary of the Hackensack River. The town of Spring Valley has a population of about 2,000. It is located in the eastern part of the state, about 5 miles north of New Jersey's New Jersey-New York border. It has an estimated population of 2,200, with about 1,000 people living in the town of 1,200. The population of the village was 2,100 as of the 2010 U.N. Census, up from 2,300 at the 2010 Census. The area has an elevation of 41.2 miles (74.3 km) and has a surface of 5.2 acres (2.4 km). The village has an area of 0.0 square mile (5 km²), with 0.01 square miles (0.1 km3) of land and 0.02 sq m (0 0.04 mi) of water.


As of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 31,347 people living in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 39.4% White, 36.8% Black, 0.6% American Indian, 3.8%, Asian and 0.1% Pacific Islander. The village has the highest African American and Caribbean population in Rockland County. Spring Valley has a large Haitian and Jamaican population, along with a large and growing Hispanic population. The population of Spring Valley was 25,464 as of the census of 2000, with 7,566 households, and 5,523 families. The median income for a household in thevillage was $41,311, and the median income. for a family was $42,097. 18.7% of the population and 15.2% of families were below the poverty line, 24.2 of those under the age of 18 and 16.5% of those 65 and older were living below the income line. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was3.79. The per capita income for the village is $14,861, with the average age of 29 being 29.7 years old. For every 100 females, there are 98.7 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there have been 95.0 males. The town has a population of 1,719, with a population density of 12,122.7 people per square mile (4,681.8/km²). There were 7,812 housing units.


St. Paul's Episcopal Church added to National Register of Historic Places in 2008. Holocaust Museum & Study Center combines graphics, montages, artifacts, and audiovisual displays to detail every phase of the Holocaust. Columbian Fire Engine Co. No. 1 celebrated its 150th anniversary with a county fire parade on September 10, 2011. Spring Valley Memorial Park - Memorial Park Dr - Large park in the middle of Spring Valley that contains a pool, tennis court, football/soccer field, and basketball courts.Spring Valley (Metro-North station) Municipal Plaza, 1 North Main Street (NRHP) Spring Valley High School Route 59. (NRHP) The U.S. Post Office North Madison Avenue (NR HP) The first service took place in 1868, four years before the first service in the new church was held December 18, 1873. The church was added to the National register of historic places in 2008 and is located at 26 South Madison Ave. The post office is on the corner of Madison Ave and Main Street. The high school is on Route 59 and the post office on Main St. The school is located on the opposite side of Main Street from the high school. The fire station is on Main Street and the fire station on Chestnut Street. It was built in 1940 and has a fire engine station on the second floor. The library has a collection of books, maps and news-clipping files on Rockland County history and local newsworthy events.


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York operates Catholic schools in Rockland County. St. Joseph Parish School in Spring Valley closed in 2005. The Catholic Church in New York City is the largest Catholic church in the U.S., with more than 1.3 million Catholics. The church has more than 2.5 million Catholics in the United States. It is located in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. It also has schools in Queens, Staten Island, and Queens. It has a school in Westchester County, New York, which was closed in 2007. It was reopened in 2008. It closed again in 2010. It had been closed for more than a decade before being re-opened in 2011. The school was closed for two years before re-opening in 2012. It opened again in 2013, and has been closed again since 2013. It shut down again in 2014, and again in 2015, and is now closed for the third time in its history. The schools are located in New Jersey, New Hampshire, and New York. They are also located in Long Island, Connecticut, and the town of Litchfield, New Jersey. They were all once part of the Rockland Catholic School District, which opened in the 1970s and 1980s. They closed in the 1990s, and are now part of a new Catholic school district, the Catholic Church of New Jersey and the Diocese of N.Y., which also has a Catholic school in Newburgh. They also have a church in Litchford.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York = 12.6. 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 40. 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 80. 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 Spring Valley = 3.8 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 33,066 individuals with a median age of 31.6 age the population grows by 2.46% in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 16,467.13 residents per square mile of area (6,357.63/km²). There are average 3.39 people per household in the 7,594 households with an average household income of $47,034 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.10% 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 27.32%. The number of physicians in Spring Valley per 100,000 population = 345.3.


The annual rainfall in Spring Valley = 48.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 103. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.3 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 Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York which are owned by the occupant = 30.10%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 39 years with median home cost = $340,660 and home appreciation of -10.77%. 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 $23.06 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 $13,683 per student. There are 13.6 students for each teacher in the school, 648 students for each Librarian and 366 students for each Counselor. 7.67% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.00% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.05% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Spring Valley's population in Rockland County, New York of 1,244 residents in 1900 has increased 26,58-fold to 33,066 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.82% female residents and 50.18% male residents live in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York.

    As of 2020 in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York are married and the remaining 48.71% are single population.

  • 29.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Spring Valley 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.

    60.14% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 17.49% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 15.38% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.08% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York, 30.10% are owner-occupied homes, another 66.16% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.74% are vacant.

  • The 79.79% of the population in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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