Lumberland, New York

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Lumberland, New York
Lumberland, New York is located in New York
Lumberland, New York
Lumberland, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°29′10″N 74°48′48″W / 41.48611°N 74.81333°W / 41.48611; -74.81333Coordinates: 41°29′10″N 74°48′48″W / 41.48611°N 74.81333°W / 41.48611; -74.81333
Country United States
State New York
County Sullivan
 • Total 49.6 sq mi (128.6 km2)
 • Land 47.0 sq mi (121.7 km2)
 • Water 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
Elevation 1,342 ft (409 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,468
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-43786
GNIS feature ID 0979172

Lumberland is a town in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 2,468 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Lumberland is in the southwest part of the county.


The town was formed in 1798 from the Town of Mamakating, but was subsequently reduced to form other towns in 1807 and 1809. The town was partitioned in 1853 into three parts, Lumberland, Highland, and Tusten.

The Pond Eddy Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


The southwest town line, delineated by the Delaware River, is the border of Pennsylvania. The east town line is the border of Orange County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.6 square miles (128 km2), of which, 47.0 square miles (122 km2) of it is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) of it (5.30%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,939 people, 781 households, and 538 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.2 people per square mile (15.9/km²). There were 1,419 housing units at an average density of 30.2 per square mile (11.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.75% White, 0.21% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 781 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,625, and the median income for a family was $45,100. Males had a median income of $38,080 versus $27,222 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,665. About 8.7% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Lumberland[edit]

  • Glen Spey – A hamlet near the center of the town.
  • Kings Eddy A hamlet near the south town line, east of Pond Eddy.
  • Mohican Lake – A lake in the northwestern part of the town.
  • Mohican Lake – A hamlet on the west side of Mohican Lake.
  • Mongaup – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town by the Delaware River.
  • Pond Eddy – A hamlet on the north bank of the Delaware River.
  • Rio Reservoir – A reservoir at the east town line.
  • Upper Mongaup – A hamlet by the east town line.


Camp Ramah in Glen Spey was located in Lumberland, 2 miles (3.2 km) from the Delaware River. It opened in 1967 and closed in 1971. On June 16, 1976, a fire broke out in the kitchen-dining hall and destroyed many buildings. The Lumberland Fire Department burned the rest of the camp down in 1982 as a training exercise, to ensure the safety and integrity of the towns people around them.[3]

Popular culture[edit]

Recently, Lumberland has become the focal point of product testing for the Best Made Company.[4]

It was also the subject of the song "Darlings of Lumberland" on the 2013 album Nanobots by the alternative rock group They Might Be Giants.


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