Millbrook, New York

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Etymology: From local estate
Location of Millbrook, New York
Location of Millbrook, New York
Location of New York in the United States
Location of New York in the United States
Coordinates: 41°47′5″N 73°41′16″W / 41.78472°N 73.68778°W / 41.78472; -73.68778Coordinates: 41°47′5″N 73°41′16″W / 41.78472°N 73.68778°W / 41.78472; -73.68778
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • MayorTimothy Collopy (D) [1]
 • Board of TrusteesPeter Doro (R) [2]
 • Total1.92 sq mi (4.96 km2)
 • Land1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)
480 ft (150 m)
Highest elevation
(N of SE corner)
870 ft (270 m)
Lowest elevation
(East Branch Wappinger Creek at W village line)
450 ft (140 m)
 • Total1,455
 • Density782.26/sq mi (302.08/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code845
FIPS code36-47273
GNIS feature ID0957288
Wikimedia CommonsMillbrook, New York
WebsiteVillage website

Millbrook is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. Millbrook is located in the Hudson Valley, on the east side of the Hudson River, 90 miles (140 km) north of New York City. Millbrook is near the center of the town of Washington, of which it is a part. As of the 2020 census, Millbrook's population was 1,455. It is often referred to as a low-key version of the Hamptons, and is one of the most affluent villages in New York.[4]

Millbrook is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport Combined Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.901 square miles (4.92 km2), of which 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.60%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,429 people, 678 households, and 361 families residing in the village. The population density was 764.3 people per square mile (295.0/km2). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 397.90 per square mile (153.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.90% white, 2.70% African American, 0.20% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.00% of the population.

There were 678 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $68,552, and the median income for a family was $96,473. Males had a median income of $67,917 versus $57,400 for females. The per capita income for the village was $49,114. About 1.0% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.


The site of present-day Millbrook was originally part of a much larger land grant given in 1697. In the years before the American Revolution, two nearby settlements - Mechanic and Hart's Village - were established within the confines of the modern Millbrook.[7]

In 1869, the Dutchess and Columbia Railroad commenced operating with a stop called Millbrook, named after an adjacent farm. This new rail stop lay between Mechanic and Hart's Village and the economic opportunities it afforded soon led to a developing village centered on the Millbrook stop. However, it was not until 1895 that Millbrook was incorporated as a village.[7]

Millbrook is the site of the Hitchcock Estate, which Timothy Leary made a nexus of the psychedelic movement in the 1960s and where he conducted research and wrote The Psychedelic Experience.

Schools and colleges[edit]

Bennett Junior College Halcyon Hall (circa 1910)

Millbrook was also the location of the campus of the former Bennett College, which closed in 1978.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York operates Catholic schools in Dutchess County. St. Joseph's School in Millbrook closed in 2013.[8]

Points of interest[edit]


Millbrook is served by Dutchess County Public Transit's route "D" bus.[9]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Village of Millbrook, NY - Official Village Website
  2. ^ Village of Millbrook, NY - Official Village Website
  3. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  4. ^ Axelson, Ben (2017-08-07). "The richest places in each of New York's 62 counties". newyorkupstate. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ a b "A Brief History of Millbrook".
  8. ^ Otterman, Sharon (2013-01-23). "New York Archdiocese to Close 24 Schools". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  9. ^ "Route D Monday through Saturday Bus Schedule Poughkeepsie to Millbrook and Wassaic | Division of Public Transit". Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  10. ^ Zwiling, Joseph; Anderson, Mercedes. "Pope Francis Appoints Two New Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of New York". Archdiocese of New York. Archdiocese of New York. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  11. ^ Barone, Michael; Ujifusa, Grant (1987). The Almanac of American Politics 1988. National Journal. p. 843.
  12. ^ Mcquiston, John T. (18 August 1988). "Franklin Roosevelt Jr., 74, Ex-Congressman, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016.

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