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Wawarsing is a town in Ulster County, in the Kingston metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "blackbird's nest"
The latitude of Wawarsing is 41.747N. The longitude is -74.421W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,204 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,889.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wawarsing demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ulster 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 12435 ZIP code.
14% of Wawarsing residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wawarsing ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wawarsing was $16,512, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Wawarsing residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wawarsing, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $505. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,073.
Libraries in Wawarsing include Ellenville Public Library & Museum ... View libraries
Ulster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wawarsing political report.
The average commute time for Wawarsing workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wawarsing between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Wawarsing include Nevele Grand.
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