Staatsburg, New York
|hamlet and CDP|
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|Area||2 sq mi (5 km2)|
|- land||2 sq mi (5 km2)|
|- water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Timezone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Staatsburg is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 377 at the 2010 census. 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.
Staatsburg was part of the Pawling-Staats land patent, one of many granted by the English colonial government in the 1690s with the intention of encouraging more colonials to settle in the sparsely populated Hudson Valley. The original patent was made to Henry Pawling. Subsequently, a large portion of the patent was purchased by Dr. Samuel Staats, a surgeon of Dutch origins who resided in New York City. Hence the area came to be known as Staatsburgh. The concluding "h" in the name appears to have been dropped in 1890 as part of the US Board on Geographic Names' standardization efforts.
Staatsburg is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all land.
Historic and notable sites
Staatsburg is the home to the Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. There are many scenic views of the Hudson River, making it attractive for camping, walking, hiking, jogging and cycling. Tent sites and cabins are available. Campers with boats have river access through a marina. The park is easily accessible from US 9 and the New York State Thruway (cross the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge).
The John Hendricks House in the southern section of Staatsburg was built in 1785 and remains as it was then. It is believed to have been an inn on the Albany Post Road. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As of the census of 2000, there were 911 people, 345 households, and 245 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 460.6 per square mile (177.6/km2). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 182.0/sq mi (70.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.78% White, 5.27% African American, 1.10% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.
There were 345 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $59,375, and the median income for a family was $63,182. Males had a median income of $50,313 versus $26,696 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,564. About 8.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
Schools and colleges
- Colleges in the general area:
- Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson) (website)
- Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park) (website)
- Dutchess Community College (Poughkeepsie) (website)
- Marist College (Poughkeepsie) (website)
- Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute (Poughkeepsie) (website)
- State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz) (website)
- Vassar College (Poughkeepsie) (website)
Points of interest
Along with hosting music in the parks every other Wednesday during the summer months, Mills Mansion also hosted the first Hudson Valley Green Festival in September 2010. The Poughkeepsie Yacht Club sits along the Hudson River.
- O'Donnell, Patricia, "Cultural Landscape Report for Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Volume II: Treatment," 1992, 5.
- "Collections on the History of Albany from its Discovery to the Present Time, with Notices of its Public Institutions and Biographical Sketches of Citizens Deceased, Vol. IV" (J. Munsell, Albany, NY, 1871), 168.
- "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.