Haverstraw, New York – Named For Its Grasslands

Haverstraw, New York – Named For Its Grasslands

Haverstraw is a quiet cove whose name is derived from the Dutch word Haverstroo. The name refers to the grassy areas near the river, as the name literally means ‘oats straw’. The town exists to the west of the Hudson River, and it is north of Clarkstown and south of the Town of Stony Point. It is the most densely populated area in northern Rockland County, and it has a thriving business district, historical landmarks, and natural parks for those who love the outdoors.


Haverstraw has 33,811 residents residing in 11,225 households. 8,328 families live in the town, and 1,508 people live in each square mile per hour. Haverstraw contains 11,553 housing units.

37% of households have children below the age of 18 living therein, and 54.4% of homes are presided over by married couples. 15% have a lone female as head of household, and 26% are non-families. 21.3% of people live alone, and 7.8% of these are senior citizens.

26.3% of people are under 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44 years of age, 23.6% are 45 to 65, and 10% are over the age of 65. The median household income is $53,850, and families average $61,119. Males earn a median income of $40,109, and females earn $31,979.

Real Estate

Many houses in Haverstraw are not occupied throughout the year, and the average house price in 2018 is $205,819. Market prices have enjoyed a 0.7% increase over 2017, and the number of listings has grown by 10.5% from 48 to 53 houses currently for sale.

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