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Wappingers Falls is a village in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The community was named for the cascade in Wappingers Creek
The latitude of Wappingers Falls is 41.596N. The longitude is -73.911W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,991.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wappingers Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dutchess County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12590 ZIP code.
13% of Wappingers Falls residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wappingers Falls ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wappingers Falls was $20,491, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Wappingers Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Wappingers Falls include Wappingers Falls Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Wappingers Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $636. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,285.
Libraries in Wappingers Falls include Grinnell Library ... View libraries
Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wappingers Falls political report.
The average commute time for Wappingers Falls workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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