South Nyack, New York

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South Nyack is a village in the town of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York, located north of Grand View-on-Hudson; northeast of Orangeburg; east of Blauvelt State Park; south of the village of Nyack and west of the Hudson River. The population was 3,473 at the 2000 census.



Following the extension of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey into the area in the mid-19th century, rapid growth ensued. Town government no longer being seen as an effective means of dealing with the area's needs, village incorporation was discussed. Fearing higher taxes, those in what would have become the northern part of Nyack village formed their own municipal corporation first, named Upper Nyack. Nyack village still incorporated, although without this northern portion. Residents in the southern part of Nyack village, however, soon became dissatisfied with the notion of paying taxes that more heavily benefitted the rest of the village. After succeeding in dissolving Nyack's corporation, the southern portion of the former village incorporated as the village of South Nyack. The area between Upper Nyack and South Nyack was reincorporated thereafter, again as Nyack.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (63.31%) is water.

South Nyack is located adjacent to the Hudson River.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) passes through the village after passing over the Tappan Zee Bridge.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,473 people, 1,201 households, and 690 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,665.0 people per square mile (2,198.3/km²). There were 1,258 housing units at an average density of 2,052.0/sq mi (796.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 71.32% White, 16.04% African American, 0.20% Native American, 5.79% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.39% from other races, and 4.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.91% of the population.

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