Haverstraw, New York Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

If you are interested in the population and the steets of Haverstraw City, New York, you have come to the right place. The town of Haverstraw is located in Rockland County. It is situated near the Hudson River, north of Clarkstown and east of Ramapo. The city stretches from the northern border of the county to the eastern one.

The city is ethnically diverse and historically rich. The city is referred to by its residents as "the Village." The city sits at the widest point of the Hudson River, in the shadow of High Tor Mountain. The city has a growing high-density population of over 12,000, with a land area of approximately two square miles. The Hudson River is within a 10 minute walk.

The city was incorporated in 1854, when the fire department was formed. The Dutch first settled along the shores of the Hudson in the early 1600s. From the mid-1800s until 1946, Haverstraw was dubbed "the Brickmaking Capital of the World." There were 40 brickyards located in the city during the construction boom. The city's history continues to shape its economy today.

The town is home to several notable people. Toni Morrison, the first African-American to win a Nobel Prize for literature, owns a house on First Street. Kurt Weill, a German-born composer and writer of concert pieces, married Lotte Lenya twice and had two children. In 1903, there was a famous explorer who died in the Labrador ice.