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Newburgh is a city in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.

The community was named for town in Scotland
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Newburgh. For links to other places called Newburgh, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Newburgh is 41.503N. The longitude is -74.01W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,412.


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Median household income
Local
$30,332
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Newburgh demographic reports
Newburgh is on the west side of the Hudson River
Palatine German refugees from European religious wars settled here in 1709

Served as George Washington's headquarters, 1782-1783. It was here that he rejected a proposal that he serve as "king" of a new American monarchy

Once an important whaling port and shipping point for upstate farmers. Later developed as a manufacturing city

The community declined with the factory closings, which began in the 1950s

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 260. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 9.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Nobody's Fool"
Well-known residents have included:
· Geraldine Ferraro, vice presidential candidate
· Andrew Jackson Downing, landscape architect
Nearby parks & recreation: Algonquin Park, Chadwick Lake
Historic sites and museums: Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, Crawford House-Historical Society of Newburgh, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Colleges and universities: Mount St. Mary College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 138
Quotes:
Newburgh people are gregarious. The place is a stronghold of church activities, of playgrounds and parks, of sports, of secret and social clubs and organizations.
-- WPA Guide to NY, 1940

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Newburgh 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 12550 ZIP code.

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5% of Newburgh residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newburgh ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newburgh was $13,360, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Newburgh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Newburgh include East End Historic District, Montgomery - Grand - Liberty Streets Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Newburgh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $549.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,142.


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Libraries in Newburgh include Newburgh Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Newburgh include Middletown Times Herald-Record

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Politics

Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newburgh political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Newburgh workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Newburgh between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Newburgh include Comfort Inn Newburgh, Courtyard by Marriott, Howard Johnson Inn, Ramada Inn & Suites, Super 8.

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~ WPA Guide to NY, 1940

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