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Austerlitz is a town in Columbia County, in the Hudson metro area.
The community was named by Martin Van Buren, an admirer of Napoleon, after people in Seneca County, NY, named their community Waterloo.
The latitude of Austerlitz is 42.311N. The longitude is -73.473W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,175 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,453.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Austerlitz demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12165 ZIP code.
17% of Austerlitz residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Austerlitz ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Austerlitz was $38,054, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Austerlitz residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Austerlitz, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $490. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,218.
Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Austerlitz political report.
The average commute time for Austerlitz workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Austerlitz, NYPros: Beautiful scenery...
Cons: Has attracted too many weekenders/vacationers/transplants from NYC...
This is a good place to Enjoy a quiet way of life.Blog about Austerlitz
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