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Rhinebeck is a village in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The community was named after the river of Europe, and "beck" for landholder Henry Beekman.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Rhinebeck. For links to other places called Rhinebeck, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rhinebeck is 41.926N. The longitude is -73.913W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 200 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,114.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rhinebeck demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dutchess 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 12572 ZIP code.
15% of Rhinebeck residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rhinebeck ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rhinebeck was $28,773, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Rhinebeck residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Rhinebeck include Grasmere, Rhinebeck Village Historic District, Rock Ledge, Sixteen Mile District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Rhinebeck, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $705. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,553.
Libraries in Rhinebeck include Starr Library ... View libraries
Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rhinebeck political report.
The average commute time for Rhinebeck workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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