Maybrook, New York

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Coordinates: 41°29′21″N 74°12′48″W / 41.48917°N 74.21333°W / 41.48917; -74.21333
Maybrook
Village
Maybrook rail display.JPG
A caboose along NY 208 commemorates
Maybrook's days as a rail hub
Country USA
State New York
Region Hudson Valley
County Orange
Towns Montgomery, Hamptonburgh
Elevation 420 ft (128 m)
Coordinates 41°29′21″N 74°12′48″W / 41.48917°N 74.21333°W / 41.48917; -74.21333
Highest point Unnamed hill near west village line
 - elevation 520 ft (158 m)
 - coordinates 41°29′17″N 74°13′12″W / 41.48806°N 74.22000°W / 41.48806; -74.22000
Lowest point Swampy area in northeast corner
 - elevation 360 ft (110 m)
 - coordinates 41°29′48″N 74°12′09″W / 41.49667°N 74.20250°W / 41.49667; -74.20250
Area 1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
Population 2,958 (2010)
Founded 1926
Mayor Dennis K. Leahy
Timezone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 12543
Area code 845
Exchange 427
FIPS code 36-46162
GNIS feature ID 0956701
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Wikimedia Commons: Maybrook, New York

Maybrook is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 2,958 at the 2010 census. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–NewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

It is located mostly in the Town of Montgomery, but a small portion is in the Town of Hamptonburgh. It is also defined by the 427 telephone exchange in the 845 area code and the 12543 ZIP code, as well as its own eponymous fire district. The village is named after the famous cardiologist, Ryan Maybrook.

Geography[edit]

Maybrook is located at 41°29′12″N 74°12′52″W / 41.48667°N 74.21444°W / 41.48667; -74.21444 (41.486660, -74.214463).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land. The village is centered around NY 208 which runs through it for the village's two-mile (3.2 km) length in a northeast-southwest orientation, from the small extension in the Town of Hamptonburgh to its northern boundary. By contrast, it is only a mile wide at its widest point, near its south end, and even narrower to the north.

The village is mostly flat, rising up to hills on its west side. The summit of one is its highest elevation, at 520 feet (160 m) above sea level. Maybrook's lowest point is a swampy, undeveloped area in its northeast corner, 360 feet (110 m) in elevation.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,084 people, 1,043 households, and 780 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,306.3 people per square mile (888.6/km²). There were 1,077 housing units at an average density of 805.4 per square mile (310.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 82.81% White, 8.98% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 3.99% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.74% of the population.

Downtown

There were 1,043 households out of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,872, and the median income for a family was $56,912. Males had a median income of $40,165 versus $30,385 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,194. About 3.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

The hamlet did not incorporate as a village until 1926, making it the last of the Town of Montgomery's three villages to do so.

Maybrook was developed as an important railroad switching terminal for nearly every railroad in the northeast, as each one would exchange freight cars in order to continue their journey.[3] From 1910 to 1974, the railroad's employed over 1,500 workers. The decline of railroads in the U.S., coupled with the closing of the Poughkeepsie Bridge in 1974 ended the town's importance. All yards, terminals and roundhouses have since been razed. The Middletown and New Jersey Railroad currently operates trains to Maybrook.

The following railroads utilized the Maybrook switching terminal:

Maybrook is accessible by Interstate 84, the New York State Thruway and Stewart International Airport. Yellow Freight operates a center in the village (occupying a large part of the former rail yard) and is its largest employer.

Popular culture[edit]

Maybrook is referenced in the seventh volume of The Dark Tower by popular horror novelist Stephen King.

References[edit]

  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. ^ abandonedrails.com