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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.


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Median household income
Local
$51,369
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Austerlitz demographic reports
Austerlitz is in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
Year founded: 1818
Well-known residents have included:
· Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet
Local festivals include:
  • Blueberry Festival - July 29, 2007
  • Art at Steepletop Festival - June 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Austerlitz web sites and events links in the sections below.
Austerlitz attractions: Tanglewood

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Austerlitz political report.

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The average commute time for Austerlitz workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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