Red Hook (village), New York

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This article is about the village. For the town within which the village lies, see Red Hook, New York. For the neighborhood in Brooklyn, see Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Red Hook, New York
Red Hook, New York is located in New York
Red Hook, New York
Red Hook, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°59′40″N 73°52′39″W / 41.99444°N 73.87750°W / 41.99444; -73.87750Coordinates: 41°59′40″N 73°52′39″W / 41.99444°N 73.87750°W / 41.99444; -73.87750
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Incorporation (village) 1894
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 220 ft (67 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,961
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 12504, 12507, 12571
Area code(s) 845 Exchanges: 752,758
FIPS code 36-60895
GNIS feature ID 0962291

Red Hook is a village in Dutchess County, New York, USA. The population was 1,961 at the 2010 census. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. The name is derived from the Dutch "Roode Hoeck" – hoeck meaning peninsula, and roode meaning red – a reference to the vibrant reds in the area's fall foliage.[1]

The Village of Red Hook is in the Town of Red Hook, located on U.S. Route 9. Red Hook is near Bard College and the Hudson River.


The region was part of the Schuyler Patent. The village was formerly "Lower Red Hook" and sometimes referred to as "Hardscrabble".

Nicholas Bonesteel and his wife, Anna Margretha Kuhns, were among the early settlers, possibly as early as 1723.[2] A portion of the Village of Red Hook lies on the easterly part of what once was their farm.[3]


Red Hook is located at 41°59′39″N 73°52′39″W / 41.99417°N 73.87750°W / 41.99417; -73.87750 (41.994315, -73.877552).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,805 people, 765 households, and 491 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,664.9 people per square mile (645.3/km²). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 736.1 per square mile (285.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.46% White, 0.66% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.

There were 765 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. Of all households, 28.8% were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,284, and the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $35,580 versus $25,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,618. About 4.9% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

Public transportation[edit]

Red Hook is served by Dutchess LOOP's route "C" bus.[6][7]

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