Pomona, New York

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Pomona is a village partly in the Town of Ramapo and partly in the Town of Haverstraw in Rockland County, New York, United States, located north of New Hempstead, east of Harriman State Park, north of Monsey and west of Mount Ivy. The population was 2,726 at the 2000 census. A large portion of the Town of Haverstraw, particularly in Mt. Ivy, uses a Pomona, New York mailing address, however these areas are not included in the governing Village of Pomona.

The current mayor is Nick Sanderson of the Village Community Party. Sanderson unseated incumbent and longtime mayor Herb Marshall in March 2007.


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History

The Village of Pomona was incorporated February 3, 1967 within the towns of Ramapo and Haverstraw. Pomona was named after Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees, gardens, and orchards for its many apple orchards.

Geography

Pomona is located at 41°11′11″N 74°3′20″W / 41.18639°N 74.05556°W / 41.18639; -74.05556 (41.186504, -74.055417)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), 3.6 km² (1.4 sq mi) of which is in the town of Haverstraw and 2.7 km² (1 sq mi) of which is in the town of Ramapo. All of Pomona's total area is land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,726 people, 906 households, and 813 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,123.0 people per square mile (433.1/km²). There were 925 housing units at an average density of 381.1/sq mi (147.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 79.05% White, 10.38% African American, 0.18% Native American, 6.64% Asian, 1.61% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.94% of the population.

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