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10033, 10034, 10040

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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).

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Washington Heights location: 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

Washington Heights history:

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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Washington Heights attractions:

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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