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Saugerties is a village in Ulster County, in the Kingston metro area.

One tradition says the community was named after a Dutch settler called Zager; another says it derives from Dutch for "sawyer's town" or "saw mills."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Saugerties. For links to other places called Saugerties, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Saugerties is 42.077N. The longitude is -73.953W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,955.


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Median household income
Local
$35,525
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Saugerties demographic reports
Saugerties is on the Hudson River.
Former and merged names include:
· Ulster
Once an active river port with lumber, paper and bluestone industries

Known for its antique shops

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mum Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
  • Garlic Festival - Sept. 29-30, 2007
  • Between the Tides Festival - Aug. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Saugerties web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Opus 40 and Quarryman's 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:
Saugerties is an attractive village of colonial, Greek revival and white frame homes with deep lawns, fences, and flagstone walks
-- WPA Guide to NY, 1940

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Saugerties residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saugerties ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saugerties was $17,900, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Saugerties residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Saugerties include Main-Partition Streets Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Saugerties, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $484.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,087.


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Libraries in Saugerties include Saugerties Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Saugerties workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Saugerties include Comfort Inn Saugerties, Howard Johnson Inn Saugerties.

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“ Saugerties is an attractive village of colonial, Greek revival and white frame homes with deep lawns, fences, and flagstone walks ”
~ WPA Guide to NY, 1940

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