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Fishkill is a village in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The community name derives from Dutch for "fishers stream."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Fishkill. For links to other places called Fishkill, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fishkill is 41.535N. The longitude is -73.899W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,754.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Fishkill demographic reports
Fishkill is on the Hudson River.
According to local legend, New York City merchants Francis Rombout and Gulian Verplanck bought land from the Wappinger Indians. Rombout bargained for "all the land he could see," then climbed to the top of Mount Beacon. His land grant included what is now the city of Beacon and the towns of Wappinger, Fishkill and East Fishkill.
A large supply depot operated here during the Revolution.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Nobody's Fool"
Fishkill attractions: Splashdown (water park)
Sports teams: Hudson Valley Renegades (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Van Wyck Homestead Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
12% of Fishkill residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fishkill ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fishkill was $26,504, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Fishkill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Fishkill include Fishkill Village District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fishkill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $670. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,369.
Libraries in Fishkill include Blodgett Memorial Library District ... View libraries
Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fishkill political report.
Fishkill restaurants taking online reservations include Hudson's Ribs & Fish ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Fishkill workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Fishkill include Courtyard Fishkill, Extended Stay Fishkill, Hilton Garden Inn Fishkill, Holiday Inn Fishkill, Homestead Fishkill, Residence Inn Fishkill, Wellesley Inn.
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