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Welcome to Staten Island ...

Staten Island is located in Richmond County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Staten Island: Staten Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Staten Island is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The ZIP code for Staten Island: 10301<3>

Communities near Staten Island ...

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

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Staten Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Staten Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Staten Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Elizabeth [Union County]
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    • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Staten Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
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    • Clifton [Passaic County]
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      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Staten Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Staten Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Union City [Hudson County]
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      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Staten Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Bayonne [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayonne
      • Bayonne [Hudson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Staten Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayonne
    • East Orange [Essex County]
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      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Staten Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Orange
    • New Brunswick [Middlesex County]
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      • New Brunswick [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Staten Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Brunswick

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Staten Island. See our Newspapers Page for Staten Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Staten Island ...

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

Adding Staten Island to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Staten Island in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Staten Island was on a map titled Map of New York (from Rand McNally, 1897).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in New York

About Richmond County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Staten Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Richmond, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Staten Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Staten Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Staten Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Staten Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Staten Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Staten IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staten Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6079, Longitude: -74.1314    






















 

 

 

 

 


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