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Shawangunk is a town in Ulster County, in the Kingston metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "white rocks"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Shawangunk. For links to other places called Shawangunk, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Shawangunk is 41.633N. The longitude is -74.259W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 335 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,022.


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Median household income
Local
$52,366
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shawangunk demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.

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18% of Shawangunk residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shawangunk ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shawangunk was $19,402, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Shawangunk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Shawangunk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $618.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,266.


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

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The average commute time for Shawangunk workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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