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Population (2010 census): 28,967 over 2.5 square miles
Median Age: 35.9
Median Income: $56,127
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 21.5%
% Households with Children Under 18: 38.2%
Port Chester is a village located on the border of New York and Connecticut, surrounded by the City of Rye, Harrison, and Greenwich Connecticut. The village is part of the Town of Rye, which also includes the Village of Rye Brook.
Port Chester has a long history. It was an agricultural and port in the 1800's, and transformed itself to a manufacturing center in the 1950s. In the 1970s, the factories in Port Chester started closing, with the last major factory, Lifesavers, closing in 1984.
Since the 90s, Port Chester has turned around once again, largely due to the Central and South American immigrants. The population of the village increased by 17% from 1990 to 2010. The downtown area has been transformed into a vibrant and diverse area. There is a downtown Restaurant Row, offering a variety of cuisines like Mexican, Peruvian, Brazilian, etc. The diverse shops serve all ethnic groups.
The Capitol Theater, the famous historical landmark downtown, reopened in 2010 offering a variety of concerts and performances. At the "Waterfront at Port Chester", there is a movie theater and a host of big box store like Costcos, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc.
Port Chester is located 28 miles away from midtown Manhattan, or a 50-minute drive, and 15 minutes to Stamford CT. There is a Metro North train station in the villge, and the commute to Grand Central Station takes around 50 minutes.
Port Chester has its own school district, the Port Chester School District. Please visit our Westchester School Districts page if you want to find out more about all the school districts in the county.
The real estate in Port Chester is much cheaper than the nearby Rye Brook and Harrison, and has more apartments and rental choices. 33.5% of the homes in Port Chester are detached single family homes, and 4.7% are attached single family homes. 33% of the homes are 2-4 unit multifamily buildings.
39.5% of the homes were built before 1940. 42.5% of the homes are owner occupied, and 57.5% are being rented.
In 2014, there were 76 single family homes sold according to the Hudson Gateway MLS. The median sales price was $426,000 and the average days on market was 107 days. 24 condos were sold with a median sales price of $238,750, and 36 coops were sold with a median sales price of $76,000.
The Village of Port Chester NY: www.portchesterny.com
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