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Red Hook is a town in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Red Hook. For links to other places called Red Hook, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Red Hook is 42.015N. The longitude is -73.876W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,408.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Red Hook demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dutchess 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 12507 ZIP code.
18% of Red Hook residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Red Hook ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Red Hook was $20,410, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Red Hook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Red Hook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $547. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,288.
Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Red Hook political report.
The average commute time for Red Hook workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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