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Hillburn, New York
—  Village  —
Hillburn, New York is located in New York
Hillburn, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°7′29″N 74°9′57″W / 41.12472°N 74.16583°W / 41.12472; -74.16583
Country United States
State New York
County Rockland
 - Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 - Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 305 ft (93 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 881
 - Density 395.5/sq mi (152.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10931
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-34660
GNIS feature ID 0952811

Hillburn is a village in the Town of Ramapo Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Suffern; east of Orange County, New York; south of Viola and west of Montebello. It is considered to be one of the more rural communities in Rockland County. The population was 881 at the 2000 census.



Hillburn is located at 41°7′29″N 74°9′57″W / 41.12472°N 74.16583°W / 41.12472; -74.16583 (41.124812, -74.165966)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.89%) is water.


The bridge on New York State Route 59 in Hillburn
Location of village within the Town of Ramapo and Rockland County, New York.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 881 people, 273 households, and 221 families residing in the village. The population density was 395.5 people per square mile (152.5/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 130.2/sq mi (50.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 49.04% White, 11.12% African American, 14.42% Native American, 4.31% Asian, 0.68% Pacific Islander, 2.38% from other races, and 18.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.56% of the population.

There were 273 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 24.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $54,625, and the median income for a family was $56,875. Males had a median income of $36,591 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,516. About 10.7% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.


Hillburn, NY, taken from Nordkop Mtn, looking west. NY State Thruway in foreground


The Village of Hillburn was founded in 1893 when the first school in Hillburn was started on a plot of ground donated by J.B. Suffern.


Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall won a disparity case regarding integration of the schools of Hillburn, 11 years before his landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education, on behalf of the African-American parents. Black children who lived in Ramapo attended the Brook School in Hillburn, a wood structure that didn't include a gymnasium, library nor indoor bathrooms. Whereas a nearby school attended by white children included a gymnasium, a library and indoor plumbing. The Rockland African Diaspora Heritage Center in Pomona, New York has an exhibit which include artifacts and photographs loaned by a student who attended the Brook School and who went on to teach English and History.

The Ramapo Mountain People

Ramapough Mountain Indians


Historical Markers

  • Post at Ramapough/Sidman’s Bridge - Route 17
  • Site of Camp Ramapaugh and Intrenchments - Torne Valley Road
  • Site of Kellogg & Maurice Railroad Bridge - Route 59
  • Thurgood Marshall - 45 Mountain Avenue
  • William W. Snow House, Fourth Street & Terrace Avenue


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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