High Falls, New York

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This article is about the hamlet in Ulser County. For the hamlet in Lewis County, see List of hamlets in Lewis County, New York.
For other uses, see High Falls (disambiguation).
High Falls, New York
CDP
Buildings in the High Falls Historic District
Buildings in the High Falls Historic District
High Falls, New York is located in New York
High Falls, New York
High Falls, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°49′37″N 74°7′20″W / 41.82694°N 74.12222°W / 41.82694; -74.12222Coordinates: 41°49′37″N 74°7′20″W / 41.82694°N 74.12222°W / 41.82694; -74.12222
Country United States
State New York
County Ulster
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 161 ft (49 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 627
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12440
Area code(s) 845 Exchange: 687
FIPS code 36-34451
GNIS feature ID 0952733

High Falls is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 627 at the 2010 census.

Portions of High Falls is located in Marbletown and other portions are within the town of Rosendale.

Geography[edit]

High Falls is located at 41°49′37″N 74°7′20″W / 41.82694°N 74.12222°W / 41.82694; -74.12222 (41.826892, -74.122151).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.

In addition to Marbletown and Rosendale, a small portion of High Falls falls within the Town of Rochester.

In or about 1963, the adjoining hamlet of Alligerville with more than 100 residents lost its own U.S. Post Office and became part of the hamlet of High Falls. Alligerville had its own general store with a gas pump, and its own school. Around 1970 the school, no longer serving a student population, was converted to the Alligerville Fire Department, which was part of the Accord Fire District.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 627 people, 271 households, and 169 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 524.4 per square mile (201.7/km²). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 251.7/sq mi (96.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.90% White, 2.71% African American, 0.32% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.83% of the population.

There were 271 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,735, and the median income for a family was $52,895. Males had a median income of $31,339 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,781. About 12.1% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

Popular culture[edit]

The 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series season 4 episode "Unidentified Flying Leonardo" is set in High Falls.[3]

Part of the 1961 movie Splendor in the Grass starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty was filmed at the waterfalls in the hamlet. The studio edited out the power station equipment for the movie. In the early 1960s, local residents told with glee the story of Natalie Wood taking a bath in the home of a couple within the hamlet.

References[edit]

Media related to High Falls at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Unidentified Flying Leonardo". TV.Com. 1 December 1990. Retrieved 12 August.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)