Pound Ridge, New York
Pound Ridge is a town in Westchester County
Westchester County, New York
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, New York
New York
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, United States
United States
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. The population was 5,104 at the 2010 census.

The town is located in the eastern corner of the county, bordered by New Canaan, Connecticut
New Canaan, Connecticut
New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, northeast of Stamford, on the Fivemile River. The population was 19,738 according to the 2010 census.The town is one of the most affluent communities in the United States...

, to the east, Stamford, Connecticut
Stamford, Connecticut
Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643, making it the fourth largest city in the state and the eighth largest city in New England...

, to the south, Bedford, New York
Bedford (town), New York
Bedford is a town in Westchester County, New York, USA. The population was 17,335 at the 2010 census.The Town of Bedford is located in the northeastern part of Westchester County, and contains the three hamlets of Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah...

, to the west and Lewisboro, New York
Lewisboro, New York
Lewisboro is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 12,411 at the 2010 census. The town is named after John Lewis.- History :...

, to the north. The local school is the Pound Ridge Elementary School, one of five K-5 schools in the Bedford Central School District. Older children take the bus to the Fox Lane Campus in Bedford, where the middle and high schools are located.


According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 23.5 square miles (60.9 km²). 22.8 square miles (59.1 km²) of the town is land, and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (2.90%) is water. The east and south town lines are along the border with Connecticut
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As of the census
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of 2000, there were 4,726 people, 1,699 households, and 1,406 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
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 was 207.3 people per square mile (80.0/km²). There were 1,868 housing units at an average density of 81.9 per square mile (31.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.54% White, 1.21% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 1,699 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.4% were married couples
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 living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $183,208, and the median income for a family is $191,439 (since 2008). Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $50,553 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the town was $74,914. About 0.9% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.


Gary Warshauer is the current town supervisor. Pound Ridge government offices are located in the Pound Ridge Town House on Westchester Avenue.

Emergency services

The Town of Pound Ridge has a staffed police department of 16 sworn officers and a civilian staff member. The police station is located by the Pound Ridge Town House on Westchester Avenue. The police department receives aid from the New York State Police in its patrols.

Emergency medical services the Pound Ridge Lions Club Volunteer Ambulance Corps provides EMS coverage to the town. The PRLVAC has two ambulances and transports patients to neighboring New York and Connecticut hospitals. The ambulance corps has around 20 members. The ambulance corps provides Basic Life Support (BLS) to the town of Pound Ridge. Advance Life Support can be brought in via an intercepting unit or via the expedient transport to a providing hospital. Additional medical support is received from Westchester Emergency Medical Services (WEMS), which provides fly cars to assist the Ambulance Corps. The fly car driver is a New York State licensed paramedic.

Fire protection is covered by the Pound Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. The department was established in 1933 and has around 50 active members. The firehouse is located in Scott's Corners; the house has its own weight room and recreational room. All the members are completely volunteer and live or work in town. It is a single station fire district that covers an area of 25 square miles (64.7 km²). The firehouse has six pieces of apparatus inside its doors. This includes two primary attack engines, one supply engine, a 3500 gallon tanker, one rescue/engine, and a brush truck. In addition to these pieces of apparatus, the department has three chief vehicles and a brush fire trailer that carries one of the two gators the department owns. The department runs about 300 calls annually. In addition to serving its own fire district, the department also provides mutual aid to numerous surrounding towns in New York and Connecticut.

Communities and locations in Pound Ridge

  • Pound Ridge – the historic hamlet of Pound Ridge in the center of the town. You will find the Pound Ridge Community Church, the Hiram Halle Memorial Library, Pound Ridge Museum, as well as many privately owned Hiram Halle
    Hiram Halle
    Hiram J. Halle was an American businessman, inventor, and philanthropist. He was also part owner of Gulf Oil company. Halle was dedicated to Jewish causes during World War II....

     restorations here in the Pound Ridge Historic District
    Pound Ridge Historic District
    Pound Ridge Historic District is a national historic district located at Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York. The district contains 46 contributing buildings and encompasses almost all of the hamlet. The majority of the buildings in the district date between 1780 and 1852. The earliest...

    . It was added to the National Register of Historic Places
    National Register of Historic Places
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     in 1985.
  • Sarles Corners – a hamlet west of Scotts Corners
  • Scotts Corners
    Scotts Corners, New York
    Scotts Corners is a hamlet located in the town of Pound Ridge in Westchester County, New York, United States...

     – a hamlet in the south part of the town which serves as the business district. This is where the post office and firehouse are located.

Local media

The Record-Review, a weekly newspaper, reports on local issues in Pound Ridge and Bedford. The newspaper began publishing in 1995. The Record-Review web site is http://www.record-review.com.

Pound Ridge as film location

Pound Ridge and the Pound Ridge reservation were the settings for several films, including:
  • the 1976 thriller Marathon Man
    Marathon Man (film)
    Marathon Man is a 1976 thriller film based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman. The film was directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Dustin Hoffman, Roy Scheider, and Laurence Olivier. The original music score was composed by Michael Small....

  • the 1997 film Jungle 2 Jungle
    Jungle 2 Jungle
    Jungle 2 Jungle is a 1997 comedy feature film starring Tim Allen, Martin Short and Sam Huntington. It is an American remake of the 1994 French film Un indien dans la ville . Jungle 2 Jungles plot follows the original film fairly closely...

  • the 1997 HBO film In the Gloaming
    In the Gloaming
    In the Gloaming is a 1997 HBO film directed by Christopher Reeve based on a story written by Alice Elliott Dark. Starring Glenn Close, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg and Robert Sean Leonard. The film borrows its title from the popular 1877 song "In the Gloaming" by Annie Fortescue Harrison and Meta...

Notable residents, past and present

  • Max Abramovitz
    Max Abramovitz
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    , architect and long term resident who died here in 2004
  • Eva Amurri
    Eva Amurri
    Eva Maria Livia Amurri is an American actress.- Early life :Amurri was born in New York City, New York, to Italian director Franco Amurri and American actress Susan Sarandon. Her grandfather was television writer Antonio Amurri, and her aunt is television writer Valentina Amurri...

    , lifelong resident and actor
  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an award-winning American actress of the stage and screen, talk-show host, and bonne vivante...

    , actor
  • Ellen Barkin
    Ellen Barkin
    Ellen Barkin is an American film, television and theatre actress.-Early life:She was born Ellen Rona Barkin in Bronx, a borough of New York City, New York, the daughter of Evelyn , a hospital administrator who worked at Jamaica Hospital, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman...

    , actor who lived in town in the 1990s
  • David Bloom
    David Bloom
    David Bloom was an NBC journalist until his sudden death in 2003 at the age of 39 from deep vein thrombosis...

    , journalist
  • Jerry Bock
    Jerry Bock
    Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Bock was an American musical theater composer. He received the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 musical Fiorello! and the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist for the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof with...

    , composer and long-term resident
  • Tom Brokaw
    Tom Brokaw
    Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors...

    , journalist and author
  • Blackleach Burritt
    Blackleach Burritt
    Blackleach Burritt was a preacher during the American Revolutionary War. During the American War of Independence, he was incarcerated in the Sugar House Prison-Early life and ancestors:...

    , a noted Congregational clergyman in the American Revolution
    American Revolution
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  • Gabriel Byrne
    Gabriel Byrne
    Gabriel James Byrne is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined Londo's Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne's screen debut came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the...

    , actor who resided here in the 1990s
  • Zoe Caldwell
    Zoe Caldwell
    Zoe Caldwell, OBE is an Australian-born actress.-Early life:She was born as Ada Caldwell in Melbourne, Australia and was raised in the suburb of Balwyn in Yongala Street. Her father, Edgar, was a plumber and her mother, Zoe, was a taxi dancer. Caldwell's mother, Zoe, had a Peugeot of 1950 vintage...

    , long-term resident and stage actor
  • Howard Cosell
    Howard Cosell
    Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. I have been called all of these...

    , sportscaster
  • Hume Cronyn
    Hume Cronyn
    Hume Blake Cronyn, OC was a Canadian actor of stage and screen, who enjoyed a long career, often appearing professionally alongside his second wife, Jessica Tandy.-Early life:...

    , long-term resident and actor, husband of Jessica Tandy
    Jessica Tandy
    Jessie Alice "Jessica" Tandy was an English-American stage and film actress.She first appeared on the London stage in 1926 at the age of 16, playing, among others, Katherine opposite Laurence Olivier's Henry V, and Cordelia opposite John Gielgud's King Lear. She also worked in British films...

  • Melissa Claire Egan
    Melissa Claire Egan
    Melissa Claire Egan is an American actress. Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Dramatic Art. She has guest-starred on such television series as Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill. Her debut film role was as Ali Court in the 2005 movie, Wrestling...

    , actress
  • Ari Fleischer
    Ari Fleischer
    On May 19, 2003, he announced that he would resign during the summer, citing a desire to spend more time with his wife and to work in the private sector...

    , press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush (2001 to 2003) who grew up here and returned to raise his family here
  • Richard Gere
    Richard Gere
    Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to prominence in 1980 for his role in the film American Gigolo, which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol...

    , actor
  • Benny Goodman
    Benny Goodman
    Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing".In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America...

    , musician
  • Fred Gwynne
    Fred Gwynne
    Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters, as well as his later roles: Pet Sematary and My Cousin Vinny...

    , actor
  • Hiram Halle
    Hiram Halle
    Hiram J. Halle was an American businessman, inventor, and philanthropist. He was also part owner of Gulf Oil company. Halle was dedicated to Jewish causes during World War II....

    , philanthropist, inventor and businessman who died here in 1944
  • Elizabeth Hand, author who grew up here
  • Evan Hunter
    Evan Hunter
    Evan Hunter was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952...

    , aka Ed McBain, author and screenwriter
  • Anne Jackson
    Anne Jackson
    Anne Jackson is an American actress of television, stage, and screen.-Life and career:Jackson, the youngest of three sisters, was born in Millvale, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stella Germaine and John Ivan Jackson, a barber who ran a beauty parlor...

    , actor
  • Stephen Jenks
    Stephen Jenks
    Stephen Jenks was an American composer, teacher, and tunebook compiler. He was born in Glocester, Rhode Island and raised in Ellington, Connecticut. During his life he moved from town to town, living in Ridgefield and New Canaan, Connecticut, Pound Ridge, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island,...

    , composer and singing master
  • Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby." Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the...

    , long term resident and actress
  • Stanley Lomas
    Stanley Lomas
    Stanley A. Lomas, 1913-2003, was a pioneer in television from 1948. He produced early televised college football games in 1948-49. Stan also produced numerous television commercials featuring celebrities, including many of the New York Yankees of the 1950s, John Wayne, William Holden and others...

    , television and advertising pioneer, produced first televised college football game
  • Carey Lowell
    Carey Lowell
    Carey Lowell is an American actress and former model.-Early life:Lowell was born in Huntington, New York and spent much of her childhood traveling with her father, James Lowell, who was a geologist. Immediately after graduating from Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO., she was signed by the...

    , actor, wife of Richard Gere
    Richard Gere
    Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to prominence in 1980 for his role in the film American Gigolo, which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol...

  • Ali MacGraw
    Ali MacGraw
    Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw is an American actress. She is known for her role in Love Story, for which she won a Golden Globe and received an Academy Award nomination.-Early life:...

    , actress, spouse of Steve McQueen
    Steve McQueen
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  • Robert Morgan
    Robert Morgan
    Robert Knight Morgan was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot, from Asheville, North Carolina, and the commander of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle during World War II.-Biography:...

    , actor
  • Mike Myers, actor
  • Stuart Ostrow
    Stuart Ostrow
    Stuart Ostrow is an American theatrical producer and director, professor, and author.Born in New York City, Ostrow began his career as an apprentice of Frank Loesser and eventually became Vice-President and General Manager of Frank Music Corporation and Frank Productions, Incorporated, the...

    , Broadway producer, resident 1966-1995
  • Jane Pauley
    Jane Pauley
    Margaret Jane Pauley is an American television journalist, and has been involved in news reporting since 1975...

    , journalist and author
  • Christopher Reeve
    Christopher Reeve
    Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist...

    , long-time resident and actor who died here in 2004
  • Dana Reeve
    Dana Reeve
    Dana Reeve was an American actress, singer, and activist for disability causes. She was the widow of actor Christopher Reeve.-Early life and family:...

    , long-time resident and actor who died here in 2006
  • Steve Reich
    Steve Reich
    Stephen Michael "Steve" Reich is an American composer who together with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass is a pioneering composer of minimal music...

    , composer
  • Tim Robbins
    Tim Robbins
    Timothy Francis "Tim" Robbins is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is the former longtime partner of actress Susan Sarandon...

    , long-time resident, Little League sponsor, and actor
  • Steven C. Rockefeller
    Steven C. Rockefeller
    Steven Clark Rockefeller , a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family and a former dean of Middlebury College, is a philanthropist who focuses on education, Planned Parenthood, human rights and environmental causes....

    , professor, philanthropist
  • Robert Rubin
    Robert Rubin
    Robert Edward Rubin served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during both the first and second Clinton administrations. Before his government service, he spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs eventually serving as a member of the Board, and Co-Chairman from 1990-1992...

    , 70th United States Treasury Secretary
  • Susan Sarandon
    Susan Sarandon
    Susan Sarandon is an American actress. She has worked in films and television since 1969, and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking. She had also been nominated for the award for four films before that and has received other recognition for her...

    , long-time resident and actor
  • Martin Stone
    Martin Stone
    Martin Stone may refer to:*Martin Stone , British professional wrestler*Martin Stone , actor in British TV serial The Chronicles of Narnia*Martin Stone , guitarist and literary expert...

    , producer of Howdy Doody
    Howdy Doody
    Howdy Doody is an American children's television program that was created and produced by E. Roger Muir and telecast on NBC in the United States from 1947 until 1960. It was a pioneer in children's television programming and set the pattern for many similar shows...

    and owner of WVIP radio
  • Jessica Tandy
    Jessica Tandy
    Jessie Alice "Jessica" Tandy was an English-American stage and film actress.She first appeared on the London stage in 1926 at the age of 16, playing, among others, Katherine opposite Laurence Olivier's Henry V, and Cordelia opposite John Gielgud's King Lear. She also worked in British films...

    , long-time resident and actor, wife of Hume Cronyn
    Hume Cronyn
    Hume Blake Cronyn, OC was a Canadian actor of stage and screen, who enjoyed a long career, often appearing professionally alongside his second wife, Jessica Tandy.-Early life:...

  • John Waite
    John Waite
    John Charles Waite is an English rock singer and musician. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, he scored several international hits, including 1984's "Missing You", a top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart, reaching #1 in the...

    , prolific lyricist / balladier, of The Babys and Bad English fame, who wrote many tunes while living here
  • Eli Wallach
    Eli Wallach
    Eli Herschel Wallach is an American film, television and stage actor, who gained fame in the late 1950s. For his performance in Baby Doll he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe nomination. One of his most famous roles is that of Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly...

    , actor
  • Jessica Walter
    Jessica Walter
    Jessica Walter is an American actress, known for the films Play Misty for Me, Grand Prix, and for her role as Lucille Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development...

    , actor
  • Vera Wang
    Vera Wang
    Vera Ellen Wang is a Chinese American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide clientele of couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections.-Personal life:...

    , lifelong resident and fashion designer
  • Robert Whitehead
    Robert Whitehead
    Robert Whitehead was an English engineer. He developed the first effective self-propelled naval torpedo. His company, located in the Austrian naval centre in Fiume, was the world leader in torpedo development and production up to the First World War.- Early life:He was born the son of a...

    , producer
  • Sloan Wilson
    Sloan Wilson
    Sloan Wilson was an American author.-Reporter:Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Wilson graduated from Harvard University in 1942. He served in World War II, serving in the United States Coast Guard, commanding a naval trawler on the Greenland patrol and an army supply ship in the Pacific Ocean.After...

    , author

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