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Wawayanda is a town in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for a winding stream
The latitude of Wawayanda is 41.383N. The longitude is -74.456W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 558 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,273.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wawayanda demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10973 ZIP code.
13% of Wawayanda residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wawayanda ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wawayanda was $21,856, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Wawayanda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wawayanda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $629. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,386.
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wawayanda political report.
The average commute time for Wawayanda workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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