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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.
Known for its antique shops
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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.
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
Median rent in Saugerties, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $484. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,087.
Libraries in Saugerties include Saugerties Public Library ... View libraries
Ulster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saugerties political report.
The average commute time for Saugerties workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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