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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Esopus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ulster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12493 ZIP code.
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.
25% of Esopus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Esopus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,020.
Ulster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Esopus political report.
The average commute time for Esopus workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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