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

The community was named after John Bloomfield Jervis, engineer with the Delaware and Hudson Canal

The latitude of Port Jervis is 41.375N. The longitude is -74.693W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 446 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,100.


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Median household income
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$30,241
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Port Jervis demographic reports
Port Jervis is on the Delaware River
Former and merged names include:
· Mackhackemeck
· Minisink
· Nahant
· Carpenter's Point
The canal, opened in 1829, provided transportation from Port Jervis to Kingston. It closed 70 years later
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Stephen Crane wrote "The Red Badge of Courage" here
Well-known residents have included:
· Bucky Harris, baseball player, manager and executive
Nearby parks & recreation: High Point State Park (NJ), Appalachian Trail, Delaware River
Port Jervis attractions: New Hope Farms, Gillinder Glass
Historic sites and museums: Gillinder Glass Factory
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.)

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19% of Port Jervis residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Jervis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Jervis was $16,525, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Port Jervis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Port Jervis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $516.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.


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

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

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Hotels in Port Jervis include Comfort Inn Port Jervis.

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Port Jervis, NY

Pros: I grew up visiting my cousin up on Greenville mountain and I love the quaintness of the village as it seems to be timeless...

Cons: Not too much to say - change happens slower in Port

This is a good place to Have a family get together, kayak, and visit.

General info: My brothers and I are sponsoring a concert at UPAC in Kingston September 29 and I hope many old friends will consider it a reunion! Love to all...

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