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Rye is a
Westchester County, New York, United States. It
is separate from the
Rye which is larger than the city. Rye city,
village of Rye, was part of the town until 1942,
when it was received its
charter as a city, the most recent to be issued
in New York. The population was 14,955 at the 2000
The city is the
site of the boyhood home and final resting place of
John Jay, a
Founding Father and the first
Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court. Original milestones, fixed in
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. The Square house
is also in Rye, where George Washington once stayed
for the night. It is now a museum.
Playland, an historic
amusement park and designated
National Historic Landmark, is located in Rye.
Playland features one of the oldest wooden
roller coasters in the
Rye is also the home of
Rye High School, named a Gold Medal school and
the 59th best high school in the U.S. according to
U.S. News & World Report's 2010 "Best High Schools."
Rye also houses
Rye Country Day School, a college preparatory
Coldwell Banker reported that Rye was the third
most expensive city in the country in which to buy a
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a
total area of 20.0 square miles (51.9 km2),
of which 5.8 square miles (15.0 km2) is
land and 14.2 square miles (36.9 km2),
71%, is water. The city is mild, experiencing cool
winter and warm summers.
As of the
census of 2000, there were 14,955 people, 5,377
households, and 4,027 families residing in the city.
population density was 2,588.6 people per square
mile (999.0/kmē). There were 5,559 housing units at
an average density of 962.2 per square mile
(371.3/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was
African American, 0.11%
Native American, 6.49%
Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races and
1.24% from two or more races.
Latino of any race were 4.80% of the population.
The median income for a household
in the city was $110,894, and the median income for
a family was $133,231. Males had a median income of
$96,585 versus $52,052 for females. The
per capita income for the city was $76,566.
About 1.6% of families and 2.5% of the population
were below the
poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age
18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.
In 2005 Forbes magazine
named Rye's ZIP code, 10580, as having the most
expensive median home prices in Westchester County
and the 61st most expensive in the United States.
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