Grand View-on-Hudson, New York

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Grand View-on-Hudson, New York
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Grand View-on-Hudson, New York is located in New York
Grand View-on-Hudson, New York
Grand View-on-Hudson, New York
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
 • Total0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Land0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
43 ft (13 m)
 • Total285
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,697.14/sq mi (654.73/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 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.[3] 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).[4]

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. 2019297[2]4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

At the 2000 census there were 284 people, 132 households, and 81 families 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%.[6]

Of the 132 households 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 households were one person and 13.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.60.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $130,747 and the median family income 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 Feminine 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. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Grand View-on-Hudson village, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ Louis Menand (24 January 2011). "Books As Bombs". The New Yorker. Retrieved 21 May 2015.

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