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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.


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Median household income
Local
$59,537
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cornwall demographic reports
Cornwall is on the Hudson River.
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar"
· 2007 movie, "Michael Clayton"
Well-known residents have included:
· Bonnie Blair, Olympic speed skater
Nearby parks & recreation: Storm King State Park
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the Hudson Highlands
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cornwall was $28,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Cornwall residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cornwall, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $647.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,638.


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

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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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