Greenwood Lake, New York
|Greenwood Lake, New York|
|• Total||2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)|
|• Land||2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)|
|Elevation||630 ft (192 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||2390873|
Greenwood Lake is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 3,514. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
The Village of Greenwood Lake is in the south part of the Town of Warwick.
The Village of Greenwood Lake was originally settled as a farming community in the 1700s in the area of an earlier village occupied on almost exactly the same spot by the Munsee Indians. The Munsees, generally considered a branch of the "Lenape" people, were Algonquin speakers who called the lake "Quampium." Some of the farms at the head of the lake were purchased by the Morris Canal and Banking Company in 1837, and portions of them were inundated when a dam was built that same year, greatly increasing the size of the lake to its current condition. The enlarged lake attracted tourists, and a grand hotel operated by Theron Felter was operating within the area of the Village by at least 1851. The development of the village itself dates to 1856, when most of the available land was purchased by Solomon Caldwell, who divided the land for sale as “hotels, villa sites and town lots.” Subsequent plot plans suggested renaming the community the “Town of Avington” in 1884, and “Montelac Park” in 1890, but it remained Greenwood Lake, becoming incorporated as a village in 1924. In the ensuing years many famous people, such as Babe Ruth and Greta Garbo, regularly visited the resort.
In July 2011, Rob Reiner began shooting a movie in the Village of Greenwood Lake. The movie, "The Magic of Belle Isle" starred Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen and Kenan Thompson. The movie was shot in existing homes on the lake. Most of cast and crew rented homes in the village and stayed there during the shooting. A special free premiere showing was held for all residents of Greenwood Lake in the summer of 2012 at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park.
Derek Jeter owns a residence on the western shore of Greenwood Lake
Greenwood Lake is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (17.07%) is water. The lake is 9 miles long.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,411 people, 1,332 households, and 877 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,668.0 people per square mile (645.6/km2). There were 1,534 housing units at an average density of 750.1 per square mile (290.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.57% White, 0.76% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04% of the population.
There were 1,332 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $56,076, and the median income for a family was $61,029. Males had a median income of $46,655 versus $37,328 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,454. About 4.0% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
- The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) - IMDb
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Greenwood Lake Online Newspaper New online newspaper
- Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce
- Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society
- Greenwood Lake Volunteer Fire Department
- Greenwood Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps