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Kinderhook is a village in Columbia County, in the Hudson metro area.

The community name derives from Dutch for "children's point."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Kinderhook. For links to other places called Kinderhook, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Kinderhook is 42.395N. The longitude is -73.698W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 253 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,292.


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Median household income
Local
$57,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kinderhook demographic reports
Kinderhook is on Kinderhook Creek.
Early Dutch settlement

An early tavern was kept by Abraham Van Buren, father of the president

Characters in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" were patterned after local residents; students here attend the Ichabod Crane High School and their mascot is a headless horseman.
Well-known residents have included:
· President Martin Van Buren
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Day at Lindenwald - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kinderhook web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Columbia County Museum, Van Alen House, James Vanderpool 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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kinderhook demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia 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 12106 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Kinderhook residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kinderhook ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kinderhook was $29,047, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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47% of Kinderhook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Kinderhook include Kinderhook Village District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Kinderhook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,269.


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Libraries in Kinderhook include Kinderhook Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kinderhook political report.

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

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