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Esopus is a town in Ulster County, in the Kingston metro area.

One tradition says the name derives from Algonquian for "rivulet." Another traces it to an Indian term for "high banks." A third suggests that the community was named for the Greek fabulist, Aesop.

The latitude of Esopus is 41.827N. The longitude is -73.965W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,331.


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Median household income
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$46,915
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Esopus demographic reports
Esopus is on the Hudson River.
Former and merged names include:
· Van Pelts
Well-known residents have included:
· John Burroughs, naturalist
· Sojourner Truth, freed slave, abolitionist
Historic sites and museums: Black Bear Museum & Trading Post, Slabsides, Klyne-Esopus Historical Society Museum

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19% of Esopus residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Esopus ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Esopus was $21,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Esopus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,020.


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

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The average commute time for Esopus workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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