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Walden is a village in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.

The community was named for Jacob Treadwall Walden

The latitude of Walden is 41.561N. The longitude is -74.188W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 374 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,608.


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Median household income
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$43,507
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Walden demographic reports
Walden is on the Wallkill River, near the Shwangunk Mountains
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Walden House
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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15% of Walden residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walden was $18,485, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Walden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $580.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,258.


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Libraries in Walden include Josephine-Louise Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Walden workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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