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Welcome to New Rochelle ...

The coastal city of New Rochelle is located in Westchester County<1>.

When the people of New Rochelle refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use New Rochellean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Rochelle has a population of 78,557 people<3> (see below for details).

New Rochelle was established in 1688.

The community of New Rochelle is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: New Rochelle lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for New Rochelle: 10801<5>

Websites for New Rochelle ...

Official Website:   www.newrochelleny.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.westchester.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Rochelle had an population of 78,557 people. This is an increase of 1.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Rochelle had a population of 77,062 people (which is 8.12% of the total population of Westchester County). This makes New Rochelle the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of New Rochelle represents 0.4% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 77,062 people, the population of New Rochelle increased 6.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 72,182 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Rochelle.

Adding New Rochelle to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of New Rochelle in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of New Rochelle elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Rochelle on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near New Rochelle ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Rochelle.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of New Rochelle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of New Rochelle
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<7>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of New Rochelle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 766,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of New Rochelle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 298,391 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of New Rochelle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of New Rochelle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of New Rochelle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<7>
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamford
      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of New Rochelle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<7>
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamford
      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of New Rochelle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of New Rochelle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Rochelle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Rochelle.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Rochelle. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Rochelle.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Rochelle. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Rochelle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Rochelle ...

Looking for more information about New Rochelle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for New Rochelle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Rochelle.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Westchester County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Rochelle: www.newrochelleny.com/

The official website for Westchester County: www.westchestergov.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Westchester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of New Rochelle refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of New Rochelle may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Rochelle.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Rochelle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as New Rochelle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Rochelle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Rochelle) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Rochelle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Rochelle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Rochelle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9112, Longitude: -73.7850    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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