Ossining – A Town Formerly Known as Sing Sing

Ossining – A Town Formerly Known as Sing Sing

Ossining was purchased from the Stint Sinck Indians in 1685, and officials changed its borders when, in 1845, it was decided to create an incorporated town out of areas that were formerly part of Mount Pleasant, New York. The name was changed from Sing Sing to Ossinsing, a variation of the original name, but it was later thought that Ossining would be easier to pronounce. The town today is the location of the famous Sing Sing prison.


The town of Ossining is comprised of 35,634 people in a total of 12,355 households, with 8,537 families. Every average square mile has 3,123 people. 33.1% of households have children who are below the age of 18, and 54% consisted of married people. 25% of homes are occupied by a single person and just 9% of the population are over 65 and living alone. The average family size is 3.14, and the average household has 2.64 people dwelling within.

21% of the residents of Ossining are under 18, 7.8% are between 18 and 24, 34.5% are 25 to 44, 22.9% are 45 to 64, and 13% of people in the town are over the ages of 65. 37 years of age is the median, and there are 100 females for every 106.1 males.

Real Estate Info

The average home price for sale is $371,800, and home values have increased by 2% of the course of 2017. They are expected to rise by another .8% in 2018. The median price per square foot is $236. The median price of homes that sold in 2017 were $401,033.

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