Congers, New York

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Congers is a hamlet (and census-designated place), in the Town of Clarkstown Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Valley Cottage; east of New City, across Lake DeForest, south of Haverstraw and west of the Hudson River. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 8,303.

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Geography

Congers is located at 41°8′47″N 73°56′39″W / 41.14639°N 73.94417°W / 41.14639; -73.94417 (41.146445, -73.944036)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.0 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (18.39%) is water. The surprisingly high percentage of Congers that sits under water is due to the hamlet's emplacement within and between four lakes: Congers Lake, Rockland Lake, Swartwout (also Swarthout) Lake, and the county reservoir, Lake DeForest. In addition to these four lakes, there are also several ponds, most notably Twin Ponds. Congers is adjacent to Rockland Lake State Park.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,303 people, 2,695 households, and 2,244 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,635.9 per square mile (1,017.7/km²). There were 2,743 housing units at an average density of 870.8/sq mi (336.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.2% White, 1.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.6% of the population. Estimated median household income in 2008: $99,833 (it was $79,493 in 2000) making it one of the highest earning CDP's in the county.

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