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Minisink is a town in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "lands from which the waters have gone"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Minisink. For links to other places called Minisink, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Minisink is 41.333N. The longitude is -74.537W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 554 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,585.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Minisink demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10998 ZIP code.
16% of Minisink residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Minisink ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Minisink was $20,967, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Minisink residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Minisink, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,397.
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Minisink political report.
The average commute time for Minisink workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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