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Catskill is a village in Greene County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the name derives from Dutch for "cat's stream," for the wildcats that once inhabited the area; another says it refers to Jacob "Cats," a Dutch statesman
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Catskill. For links to other places called Catskill, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Catskill is 42.217N. The longitude is -73.865W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,360.


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Median household income
Local
$28,075
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Catskill demographic reports
Catskill is on the west bank of the Hudson River
Former and merged names include:
· Het Strand
· Landing
· Catskill Landing
President Martin Van Buren was married here in 1807

Known during Prohibition for the racketeers who based operations here

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Thomas Cole, artist
· Samuel Wilson, meatpacker believed to be the prototype for the character "Uncle Sam"
Nearby parks & recreation: Cohotate Preserve
Wildlife: Catskill Mountain Wolf Center

Catskill attractions: Catskill Game Farm
Historic sites and museums: Thomas Cole House
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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16% of Catskill residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Catskill ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Catskill was $15,169, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Catskill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Catskill include East Side Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Catskill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $972.


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

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

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The average commute time for Catskill workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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