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Valatie is a village in Columbia County, in the Hudson metro area.

The community name derives from Dutch, variously translated as "little falls" or "little valley"

The latitude of Valatie is 42.413N. The longitude is -73.673W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 240 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,818.


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Median household income
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$44,375
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Valatie demographic reports
Valatie is east of the Hudson River
Once a textiles center
Well-known residents have included:
· Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas, letter writer who prompted the newspaper editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: va-LAY-sha

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18% of Valatie residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Valatie ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Valatie was $16,650, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Valatie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,201.


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Libraries in Valatie include Valatie Free Library ... View libraries

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Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Valatie political report.

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The average commute time for Valatie workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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