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Washington Heights
New York County, New York

10033, 10034, 10040

Page Contents for Washington Heights, New York

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Washington Heights is approximately 208,414 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 73,230 (2000).
The amount of land area in Washington Heights is 3.894 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Washington Heights to Washington DC is 227 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 88 miles. (as the crow flies)
Washington Heights is positioned 41.46 degrees north of the equator and 74.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Washington Heights median income is $ 52,578 (2002).


in the upper Manhattan area of New York City. A nearby neighborhood is Inwood. These two areas are often referred to as one area.

The boundaries for this area are generally 155th street on the south and Fairview Avenue on the north. To the east the border is the Harlem River and on the West, the Hudson River. The Inwood neighborhood includes everything to the north of Fairview Avenue and is the northernmost portion of Manhattan. There is also an Inwood located in Nassau County.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for the area.

Washington Heights is a neighborhood of New York City in the upper Manhattan area. This history page gives much information about the area history including quite a few links to other pages with stories, info, and much more about the past of Inwood and Washington Heights.
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Learn more about the Washington Heights/Inwood Hills areas of northern Manhattan in New York.

Attractions in this northern Manhattan area.

This website tells more about Washington Heights and Inwood. Both Washington Heights and Inwood are part of Community District 12. The population figures above are for the entire Community 12 area with both Washington Heights and Inwood included. We were unable to get separate population figures for Washington Heights.

The Cloisters
The Cloisters houses most of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval collection. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park. The museum opened here with this collection in the late 1930's.

The George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge is thought of as a most beautiful bridge. It was built starting in 1927 and was inaugurated in 1931. Its length of 3100 feet makes it the 13th longest main suspension span in the world and with a 14-lanes, it is one of the busiest in the world. It became a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1981, which was the 50th anniversary of the bridge.
Learn more details about this famous bridge including some pictures.

National Track and Field Hall of Fame
The Armory
216 Fort Washington Avenue (at 168th Street)
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-923-1803
Fax: 212-923-1645
A museum of 15,000 square feet with exhibits, displays and many rare artifacts. It is dedicated to the achievements of the great heroes of track and field in America.
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Washington Heights City Government

Washington Heights, along with the Inwood area are considered part of the Manhattan Borough of New York City. They are neighborhoods of the upper Manhattan area and are designated as Community District 12.

Here is a page for government links for this area.

Community Board 12
711 West 168th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-568-8500
Fax: 212-740-8197
The board consists of 50 members who represent these neighborhoods to city government. All meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend and to participate.

Washington Heights Chamber

Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights and Inwood
751 West 183rd Street New York, NY 10033 Phone: 212-928-6595 Fax: 212-928-4177 The chamber works to promote economic development and community growth in Northern Manhattan.

Washington Heights Organizations

Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights and Inwood
751 West 183rd Street New York, NY 10033 Phone: 212-928-6595 Fax: 212-928-4177 The chamber works to promote economic development and community growth in Northern Manhattan.

Washington Heights Libraries

Fort Washington Branch Library
535 W. 179th Street (between St. Nicholas and Audubon Aves.)
New York, NY 10033
Phone: 212-927-3533
Hours: Mon 10-6, Tue 10-6, Wed 10-6, Thu 1-8, Fri closed, Sat 1-5, Sun closed.
Offers adult ESL classes, story telling and picture book time for young children, films in a variety of languages, concerts, lectures, and craft workshops for teenagers. Personal computers and Internet access are made available at no cost to the public by appointment.

Inwood Regional Branch Library
4790 Broadway (near Dyckman Street)
New York, NY 10034
Phone: 212-942-2445
Hours: Mon 12-8, Tue 10-6, Wed 12-8, Thu 10-6, Fri 12-6, Sat 10-5, Sun closed
Offers ESL classes, children picture book and story hour, literary discussions for adults, and free Internet access for community residents by appointment.

Washington Heights Branch Library
1000 St. Nicholas Avenue (at 160th Street)
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-923-6054
Hours: Mon 1-7, Tue 10-6, Wed closed, Thu 10-6, Fri 1-6, Sat 1-5, Sun closed.
Picture book hour, story hour, and other programs for children, ESL classes, library chess program, and free use of personal computers and Internet access by appointment. Washington Heights


The population of Washington Heights was:
1990 - 1,159
2000 - 1,318

The number of households in Washington Heights was:
1990 - 462
2000 - 492

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