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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.


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Median household income
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$39,123
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wappingers Falls demographic reports
Wappingers Falls is near the Hudson River
According to local legend, New York City merchants Francis Rombout and Gulian Verplanck bought land from the Wappinger Indians. Rombout bargained for "all the land he could see," then climbed to the top of Mount Beacon. His land grant included what is now the city of Beacon and the towns of Wappinger, Fishkill and East Fishkill
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Stony Kill Environmental Center
Sports teams: Hudson Valley Renegades (minor league baseball)
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.)

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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.

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

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Historic districts in Wappingers Falls include Wappingers Falls Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Wappingers Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $636.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,285.


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Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wappingers Falls political report.

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The average commute time for Wappingers Falls workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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