Grand View-on-Hudson, New York

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Grand View-on-Hudson
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Grand View-on-Hudson is located in New York
Grand View-on-Hudson
Grand View-on-Hudson
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°4′6″N 73°55′17″W / 41.06833°N 73.92139°W / 41.06833; -73.92139Coordinates: 41°4′6″N 73°55′17″W / 41.06833°N 73.92139°W / 41.06833; -73.92139
Country United States
State New York
County Rockland
Incorporated 1918
 • Mayor Lawrence R. Lynn
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 285
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (710/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10960
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-29872
GNIS feature ID 0951486
Website [1]

Grand View-on-Hudson (or Grand View) is a village incorporated in 1918 in the town of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York, United States. It is located north of Piermont, east of Orangeburg, south of South Nyack, and west of the Hudson River. The population, one of the most affluent incorporated communities in the United States, was 285 at the 2010 census.[1] The name is derived from the scenic view from its location.


The community counts many notable residents who take advantage of the scenic views of the Hudson River, Clausland Mountain and the Hudson Palisades.


Grand View-on-Hudson is located at 41°4′6″N 73°55′17″W / 41.06833°N 73.92139°W / 41.06833; -73.92139 (41.068352, -73.921298).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

The village is on the west bank of the Hudson River.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 284 people, 132 households, and 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,699.1 people per square mile (645.0/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 825.6 per square mile (313.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.66% White, 0.35% African American, 3.87% Asian, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 132 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the village the population was spread out with 15.8% under the age of 18, 2.1% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 39.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $130,747, and the median income for a family was $157,500. Males had a median income of $97,269 versus $77,403 for females. The per capita income for the village was $84,707. None of the families and 1.4% of the population were living below the poverty line.

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In popular culture[edit]

The town is the location where the main character of the popular show Ghost Whisperer, Melinda Gordon (portrayed by Jennifer Love Hewitt), resides with her husband and in season 5, with her son.[citation needed]

Grand View-on-Hudson is recognized by the National Organization of Women as the birthplace of the modern American Feminist Movement since Betty Friedan resided their when she wrote The Feminist Mystique. A bronze plaque in front of Village Hall installed in 2012 attests to this.


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