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Site of the United States Military Academy, established in 1802
West Point is in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named West Point. For links to other places called West Point, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of West Point is 41.391N. The longitude is -73.956W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,138.
Benedict Arnold's betrayal of West Point in 1780 was thwarted by the capture of his British collaborator, Major John Andr?
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19% of West Point residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Point ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Point was $13,158, compared with $21,587 nationally.
62% of West Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $969.
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Point political report.
The average commute time for West Point workers is 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in West Point include Thayer Hotel.
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