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Cairo is a town in Greene County.

The community was named for the Egyptian city.

The latitude of Cairo is 42.298N. The longitude is -73.998W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 476 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,355.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,995
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cairo demographic reports
Cairo is at the foot of the Catskills.
Former and merged names include:
· Canton
Once a popular summer resort on the Catskill Mountain Railroad.

Gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond was shot in a bar here.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Apple Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cairo web sites and events links in the sections below.
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cairo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Greene 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 12405 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Cairo residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cairo ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cairo was $19,407, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Cairo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
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Fairs, festivals & other events
Cairo festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cairo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $942.


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Libraries

Libraries in Cairo include Cairo Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Greene County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cairo political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Cairo workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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