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Welcome to Peekskill ...

The city of Peekskill is located in Westchester County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Peekskill has a population of 24,295 people<3> (see below for details).

Peekskill was established in 1684.

The community of Peekskill is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Peekskill: 10566<5>

Websites for Peekskill ...

Official Website:   www.ci.peekskill.ny.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.westchester.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Peekskill had an population of 24,295 people. This is an increase of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Peekskill had a population of 23,583 people. This makes Peekskill the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Peekskill represents 0.12% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,583 people, the population of Peekskill increased 5.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,441 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Peekskill.

Adding Peekskill to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Peekskill was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Peekskill on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

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

Communities near Peekskill ...

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

  • Ramapo [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramapo
    • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Peekskill
    • Estimated population in 2019: 137,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
  • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Peekskill
    • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
  • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkstown
    • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Peekskill
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86,237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
  • White Plains [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
    • White Plains [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Peekskill
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Plains<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Orangetown [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangetown
      • Orangetown [Rockland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Peekskill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49,833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orangetown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangetown
    • Mount Pleasant [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Westchester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Peekskill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Ossining [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossining
      • Ossining [Westchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Peekskill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossining have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossining
    • Haverstraw [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverstraw
      • Haverstraw [Rockland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Peekskill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haverstraw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverstraw
    • Yorktown [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
      • Yorktown [Westchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Peekskill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
    • Carmel [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel
      • Carmel [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Peekskill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel

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 Peekskill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Peekskill.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Peekskill. 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 Peekskill.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Peekskill. Our list includes 42 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Peekskill.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peekskill ...

Looking for more information about Peekskill? 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 Peekskill, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Peekskill.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Westchester County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Peekskill: www.ci.peekskill.ny.us/

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 Peekskill 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 Peekskill 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 Peekskill.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peekskill - 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 Peekskill). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Peekskill 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peekskill) 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 Peekskill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PeekskillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peekskill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2903, Longitude: -73.9218    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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