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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.
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
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.
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.
11% of Newburgh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Newburgh include East End Historic District, Montgomery - Grand - Liberty Streets Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Newburgh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $549. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,142.
Libraries in Newburgh include Newburgh Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Newburgh include Middletown Times Herald-Record
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newburgh political report.
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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