Hamptonburgh, New York

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Hamptonburgh, New York
Town
Town hall
Town hall
Hamptonburgh, New York is located in New York
Hamptonburgh, New York
Hamptonburgh, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°27′15″N 74°14′48″W / 41.45417°N 74.24667°W / 41.45417; -74.24667
Country United States
State New York
County Orange
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Robert S. Jankowski (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 27.0 sq mi (69.8 km2)
 • Land 26.8 sq mi (69.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,561
 • Density 210/sq mi (80/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-31907
GNIS feature ID 0979042

Hamptonburgh is a town located in the northern part of Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 5,561 at the 2010 census. It was named by an early settler, William Bull, for his place of birth — Wolverhampton.[1]

The Town of Hamptonburgh is in the north central part of Orange County.

History[edit]

The town was part of patent of 1703, assigned to Christopher Denn and others.

The town was established in 1830 from parts of the Towns of Blooming Grove, Goshen, and Montgomery.

According to "An Outline History of Orange County" by Samuel Watkins Eager p. 378 Campbell Hall was named for Colonel Campbell who was a Scotchman, had 2 sons, and when the war of the Revolution commenced, one sided with England; the other with his adopted country. The tory brother would not speak with his republican relative. The sentiments of this brother were changed by the happy results of the revolution.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.0 square miles (70 km2), of which, 26.8 square miles (69 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.67%) is water.

NY-207 and NY-416 intersect west of Campbell Hall.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,686 people, 1,467 households, and 1,226 families residing in the town. The population density was 175.0 people per square mile (67.6/km²). There were 1,532 housing units at an average density of 57.2 per square mile (22.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.62% White, 1.96% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 1.09% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.42% of the population.

There were 1,467 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $74,412, and the median income for a family was $82,561. Males had a median income of $54,650 versus $35,370 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,909. About 2.7% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Campbell Hall

Economy[edit]

Hamptonburgh is a wider area, but the main center of Hamptonburgh is Campbell Hall. Campbell Hall is home to America's first butter factory. It is also the location of the Otterkill Fire Department and the Campbell Hall post office. Its economy is derived from a number of sources: The General Store, Campbell Hall Salvage, American Fence, a Service Station, the Bull's Head Inn, and a number of horse and dairy farms. Campbell Hall also is home to Orange AHRC, the Otterkill Golf and Country Club, and a Metro-North train station.

Communities and locations in Hamptonburgh[edit]

  • Burnside – Formerly a hamlet with its own post office, it is now serviced by the Campbell Hall post office. It is located near the town line east of Campbell Hall.
  • Campbell Hall – The hamlet of Campbell Hall is the principal community in the town and is located on New York State Route 207.
  • Campbell Hall Junction – A location west of Campbell Hall at the junction of NY-207 and NY-416.
  • Hamptonburgh – The hamlet of Hamptonburgh is located south of Campbell Hall at the intersection of County Roads 8 and 51.
  • Kipps – A location near the south town line.
  • LaGrange – A location southwest of Campbell Hall on NY-207.
  • Neelytown – A location near the north town line.
  • Stony Ford – A location near the west town line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°26′06″N 74°15′37″W / 41.43500°N 74.26028°W / 41.43500; -74.26028