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Red Hook is a village in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.

The community is called Roode Hoeck by Dutch navigators because of the red berries growing on the hillsides
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Red Hook. For links to other places called Red Hook, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Red Hook is 41.995N. The longitude is -73.875W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,833.


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Median household income
Local
$37,284
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Red Hook demographic reports
Red Hook is near the Hudson River
Once the site of an orphan asylum and a cigar factory
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
The village center with its red-brick storefronts, 90 miles up the Hudson Valley from New York, still has the feel of a Norman Rockwell painting.
-- New York Times, Aug. 23, 2002

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20% of Red Hook residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Red Hook ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Red Hook was $20,618, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Red Hook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Red Hook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $528.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,212.


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Libraries in Red Hook include Red Hook Public Library ... View libraries

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Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Red Hook political report.

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

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other NY communities named Red Hook:
  �Dutchess County town
  �Kings County neighborhood

NY communities formerly known as Red Hook:
  �Slingerlands, Albany County

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“ The village center with its red-brick storefronts, 90 miles up the Hudson Valley from New York, still has the feel of a Norman Rockwell painting. ”
~ New York Times, Aug. 23, 2002

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