South Fallsburg, New York

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South Fallsburg
Downtown looking north along NY 42
Downtown looking north along NY 42
Etymology: South of hamlet of Fallsburg
Location of South Fallsburg in Sullivan County, New York
Location of South Fallsburg in Sullivan County, New York
Coordinates: 41°42′32″N 74°37′45″W / 41.70889°N 74.62917°W / 41.70889; -74.62917Coordinates: 41°42′32″N 74°37′45″W / 41.70889°N 74.62917°W / 41.70889; -74.62917
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total6.1 sq mi (16 km2)
 • Land6.0 sq mi (16 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Total2,870[1]
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)845
FIPS code36-68968
GNIS feature ID1867418

South Fallsburg is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 2,870 at the 2010 census. South Fallsburg is located within the Town of Fallsburg on Route 42.

South Fallsburg is home to singers Gavin and Joey DeGraw, and to Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Moshe.


South Fallsburg is located at 41°42′59″N 74°37′49″W / 41.71639°N 74.63028°W / 41.71639; -74.63028 (41.716489, -74.630279).[2] South Fallsburg is bordered by the Hamlet of Hurleyville, the Hamlet of Fallsburg or Old Falls and the Village of Monticello.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km²), of which 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.4 km²) (2.28%) is water.


As of the 2000 United States Census,[3] there were 2,061 people, 670 households, and 424 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 343.7 per square mile (132.6/km²). There were 1,181 housing units at an average density of 197.0/sq mi (76.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.61% White, 17.95% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 4.46% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.80% of the population.

There were 670 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 29.9% of all households 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 2.80 and the average family size was 3.58.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,063, and the median income for a family was $30,938. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $23,333 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,144. About 19.7% of families and 26.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.5% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

The 2010 census showed that the population of South Fallsburg was 2,870.[4]


South Fallsburg is in the heart of the Catskills Borscht Belt resort area. In its heyday there were numerous summer hotels, bungalow colonies, and boarding houses.

The Raleigh Hotel & Resort on Heiden Road is a 320-room Glatt Kosher Cholov Yisrael hotel for Hasidic Jews sitting on 200 acres (0.81 km2), and also serves as a convention center for religious and nonreligious groups.[5] The town's largest employer is Murray's Chickens,[6] a poultry company that raises all vegetable fed natural chickens. The chickens themselves are raised on select family farms in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[7]

The Rivoli Theatre and South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Synagogue are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ South Fallsburg at City-Data
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ South Fallsburg at City-Data
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  8. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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Further reading[edit]

  • Manville B. Wakefield, To The Mountains By Rail

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