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
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • MayorLawrence R. Lynn
 • Deputy MayorJoseph Abrams
 • TrusteesJonathan Bell, Jane Lattes, and Catherine Whitney
 • Total0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
43 ft (13 m)
 • Total285
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,400/sq mi (710/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)845
FIPS code36-29872
GNIS feature ID0951486

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 was 285 at the 2010 census.[2] The name is derived from the scenic view from its location.


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).[3]

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

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016300[1]5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] 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.


Notable people[edit]

Betty Friedan resided in Grand View-on-Hudson when she wrote The Feminist Mystique, which is commemorated by a bronze plaque in front of Village Hall.

In popular culture[edit]

A fictionalized version of the town appeared in the paranormal television series Ghost Whisperer, which aired from 2005-2010. Creator John Gray grew up in Brooklyn, New York, which is not far from the actual Grand View-On-Hudson, west of the Hudson River. Piermont is often referenced in episodes as a neighboring town, which is accurate to real life. In the series, Professor Rick Payne worked at the fictional "Rockland University"; Grand-View-On-Hudson is located in Rockland County, New York.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Grand View-on-Hudson village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Louis Menand (24 January 2011). "Books As Bombs". The New Yorker. Retrieved 21 May 2015.

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