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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.


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Median household income
Local
$41,639
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rhinebeck demographic reports
Rhinebeck is on the Hudson River.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began and ended four campaigns by speaking from the porch of the Beekman Arms hotel here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Thomas Wolfe, a frequent visitor, here conceived his 1935 novel, "Of Time and the River"
Local festivals include:
  • Dutchess County Fair - Aug. 21-26, 2007
  • New York State Sheep and Wool Family Festival - Oct. 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rhinebeck web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Wilderstein
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Rhinebeck History, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Rhinebeck is a sedate old village that, like others along US 9, has benefited by the proximity of landed gentry.
-- WPA Guide to NY, 1940

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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.

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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

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Median rent in Rhinebeck, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $705.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,553.


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Libraries in Rhinebeck include Starr Library ... View libraries

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

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

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“ Rhinebeck is a sedate old village that, like others along US 9, has benefited by the proximity of landed gentry. ”
~ WPA Guide to NY, 1940

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