Profile for Westport, New York, NY
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Westport is a town in Essex County.
The latitude of Westport is 44.183N. The longitude is -73.436W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 226 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,362.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Westport demographic reports
Westport is on Lake Champlain.
Former and merged names include:
· North West Bay
19th-century passengers disembarked from steamboats here to continue their trip west via stagecoach.
Birthplace of the Adirondack chair, fashioned by Thomas Lee in 1903.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mary Emma Woolley, educator
Local festivals include:
- Essex County Fair - July 25-29, 2007
- Westport Heritage Festival - Aug. 11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Westport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Rattlesnakes are reported on Split Rock Mountain
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.)
In the summer of 1849 Mr. Metcalf and I went into the Adirondacks, then but little known to tourists?At Westport, near the head of Lake Champlain, on the New York side, we found a delightful colony of New England friends.
-- How We Met John Brown
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
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Ancestry & family history
10% of Westport residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westport ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: A visit to the Atea Ring Gallery
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westport was $22,063, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Westport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Westport festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Essex County Fair - J
- Westport Heritage Festival - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Westport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $893.
Libraries in Westport include Westport Library ... View libraries
Essex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westport political report.
The average commute time for Westport workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ In the summer of 1849 Mr. Metcalf and I went into the Adirondacks, then but little known to tourists?At Westport, near the head of Lake Champlain, on the New York side, we found a delightful colony of New England friends. ”
~ How We Met John Brown
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
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