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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.
An early tavern was kept by Abraham Van Buren, father of the president
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.
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.
47% of Kinderhook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Kinderhook include Kinderhook Village District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Kinderhook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,269.
Libraries in Kinderhook include Kinderhook Memorial Library ... View libraries
Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kinderhook political report.
The average commute time for Kinderhook workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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