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Cornwall is a town in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for the county in England; another says it was named for Cornwall, CT.
The latitude of Cornwall is 41.420N. The longitude is -74.059W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 282 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,307.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cornwall demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12520 ZIP code.
14% of Cornwall residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cornwall ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cornwall was $28,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Cornwall residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cornwall, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $647. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,638.
Libraries in Cornwall include Cornwall Public Library ... View libraries
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cornwall political report.
The average commute time for Cornwall workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cornwall between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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