Rye (city), New York

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Rye is a city located in Westchester County, New York. It is separate from the Town of Rye (which despite its name, is larger than the city). As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 14,955. Rye houses the home and burial place of John Jay, a Founding Father and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Original milestones, fixed in 1763 by Benjamin Franklin along the Boston Post Road during his term as Postmaster General still mark the 24th, 25th, and 26th miles from New York City.

Playland, a historic amusement park and designated National Historic Landmark, is located in Rye.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.9 km² (20.0 mi²). 15.0 km² (5.8 mi²) of it is land and 36.9 km² (14.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 71.13% water.

History

The oldest house in the town, the Timothy Knapp House, is owned by the Rye Historical Society and dates in its original version to around 1667. The Historical Society also owns a former inn/tavern built in 1730, the Square House, which it operates as a museum. George Washington stayed at the Square House on two separate occasions, remarking favorably on his stay in his diaries.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 14,955 people, 5,377 households, and 4,027 families residing in the city. The population density is 999.0/km² (2,588.6/mi²). There are 5,559 housing units at an average density of 371.3/km² (962.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 89.61% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 6.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 4.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,377 households out of which 40.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% are married couples living together, 6.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% are non-families. 21.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.78 and the average family size is 3.26.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $110,894, and the median income for a family is $133,231. Males have a median income of $96,585 versus $52,052 for females. The per capita income for the city is $76,566. 2.5% of the population and 1.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.8% of those under the age of 18 and 5.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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[Rye Historical Society (http://www.ryehistoricalsociety.org/index.htm|The)]

[Jay Heritage Center (http://www.loc.gov/bicentennial/propage/NY/ny-18_h_lowey4.html|The)]

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