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Rhinebeck, New York
—  Town  —
Rhinebeck, New York is located in New York
Rhinebeck, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°55′39″N 73°54′32″W / 41.9275°N 73.90889°W / 41.9275; -73.90889
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Area
 - Total 39.8 sq mi (103.2 km2)
 - Land 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 - Water 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
Elevation 200 ft (61 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,762
 - Density 214.1/sq mi (82.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12572
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-61346
GNIS feature ID 0962436
Website www.rhinebeck-ny.gov

Rhinebeck is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 7,762 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Rhinebeck in the northwest part of Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Rhinebeck is also the name of a village in the town. US Route 9 passes through the town. The Town also includes the hamlet of Rhinecliff, which has an Amtrak station, Rhinecliff-Kingston (Amtrak station), with service to Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Albany and New York City.

It is part of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metropolitan area as well as the larger New York metropolitan area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.8 square miles (103.2 km²), of which, 36.3 square miles (93.9 km²) of it is land and 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²) of it (8.96%) is water.

The west town line, marked by the Hudson River is the border of Ulster County, New York.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,762 people, 3,001 households, and 1,797 families residing in the town. The population density was 214.1 people per square mile (82.7/km²). There were 3,255 housing units at an average density of 89.8/sq mi (34.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.50% White, 3.61% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 1.17% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.94% of the population.

There were 3,001 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,679, and the median income for a family was $67,837. Males had a median income of $49,028 versus $31,995 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,069. About 3.1% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Rhinebeck Panorama

The Methodist Church and Academy at Rhinebeck, N.Y. (circa 1856-1860) by John Warner Barber

In 1941, in Rhinebeck, a set of four historic panoramas of London, dating from about 1810, were found lining a barrel of pistols.[2]

Trivia

Communities and locations in the Town of Rhinebeck

  • Eighmyville – A location northeast of Rhinebeck village.
  • Ellerslie – A location in the southwest part of the town near the Hudson River.
  • Rhinebeck – The Village of Rhinebeck.
  • Rhinecliff – A hamlet on the east bank of the Hudson River.
  • Weys Corners – A location in the northeast part of the town.
  • Württemberg – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Weekend (Guardian Magazine), London, p65, 24 Nov 2007
  3. ^ Contact Info | Dinotopia

External links

Coordinates: 41°55′39″N 73°54′31″W / 41.9275°N 73.90861°W / 41.9275; -73.90861

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Simple English

Rhinebeck, New York
—  Town  —

Rhinebeck, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°55′39″N 73°54′32″W / 41.9275°N 73.90889°W / 41.9275; -73.90889
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Area
 - Total 39.8 sq mi (103.2 km2)
 - Land 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 - Water 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
Elevation 200 ft (61 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,762
 Density 214.1/sq mi (82.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12572
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-61346
GNIS feature ID 0962436
Website www.rhinebeck-ny.gov

Rhinebeck is a town of Dutchess County in the state of New York in the United States. About 7,700 people were living in the town of Rhinebeck as of 2000.


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