Verbank, New York

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Sprout Creek in the hamlet of Verbank.

Verbank is a hamlet in the town of Union Vale in Dutchess County, New York, United States. Verbank is served by a post office with the ZIP code of 12585;[1] the ZCTA for ZIP Code 12585 had a population of 956 at the 2000 census.

Verbank is home to Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake, which was established in 1976 as a camp for children grades 2–8,[2] focused on the Jewish heritage.[3] The Verbank Hunting And Fishing Club, on Verbank Club Road, was created in 1928.[4] The Verbank United Methodist Church is located at the junction of County Route 9 and New York State Route 82.[5] The Dutchess and Columbia Railroad was chartered in 1866 to build a line from Fishkill on the Hudson River northeast and north to the New York and Harlem Railroad at Craryville.[6] On the railroad, a railroad station, the church, a post office, and two stores existed in the area that was known as Verbank Station.[7] In its early years, Verbank was home to two gristmills and a paper mill.[8]


As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 956 people, 326 households, and 245 families residing in the ZCTA for ZIP Code 12585. The racial makeup of the ZCTA was 93.4% White, 2.9% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.29% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 326 households, out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of one resident and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 people and the average family size was 3.37.

In the ZCTA the population was spread out, with 6.8% under the age of 5, 8.1% from 5 to 9, 10.0% from 10 to 14, 5.6% from 15 to 19, 3.3% from 20 to 24, 10.6% between 25 and 34, 22.2% between 35 and 44, 14.4% from 45 to 54, 4.5% from 55 to 59, 4.5% from 60 to 64, and 9.5% ages 65 or older. The median age was 37.5 years.

The median income for a household in the ZCTA was $50,673, and the median income for a family was $60,625. Males had a median income of $65,000 versus $24,148 for females. The per capita income for the ZCTA was $24,148. No families or individuals were below the poverty line.


Verbank is located at 41°43′41″N 73°42′55″W / 41.72806°N 73.71528°W / 41.72806; -73.71528, within the Dutchess County town of Union Vale, and is situated at about 591 ft (180 m) in elevation.[10] Verbank Village, a related community, is located at 41°43′36″N 73°43′44″W / 41.72667°N 73.72889°W / 41.72667; -73.72889 (Verbank Village), and sits at about 515 ft (157 m) above sea level.[11] New York State Route 82 travels through the town;[12] the road was first designated in 1930.[13] Sprout Creek, a tributary of the Fishkill Creek, also crosses the town in a roughly north–south orientation. There are numerous smaller water bodies, including Willow Brook which feeds into Sprout Creek. Clove Mountain, at 1,398 ft (426 m) in elevation is located within the town.[14]

New York as a whole has a humid continental climate.[15] The highest known temperate in Verbank was 99 °F, which occurred in 1948. The lowest temperature was –29 °F, recorded in 1994. Average monthly precipitation ranges from 2.62 in (67 mm) in February, to 4.37 in (0.111 m) in July. The coldest month is typically January, with an average high of 34 °F and a low of 12 °F. By contrast the warmest month on average is July, with high temperatures typically reaching 81 °F, and lows falling to around 56 °F.[16]

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  1. ^ "Search Results for ZIP code 12585". "Zipinfo". Retrieved 2007-12-20.
  2. ^ "Camp Information". Camp Young Judaea. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  3. ^ Staff Writer (2003-03-10). "Kosher meals make fond memories at many sleep-away summer camps". South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Tribune News Service. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  4. ^ "Verbank Hunting And Fishing Inc". Manta. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  5. ^ "Events: Verbank United Methodist Church". Poughkeepsie Journal. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  6. ^ Lyndon A. Haight. "The Dutchess and Columbia Railroad". Little Nine Partners Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  7. ^ James H. Smith. "HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF UNION VALE". USGenNet. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  8. ^ Frank Place, John Homer French (1860). Gazetteer of the State of New York. R.P. Smith. p. 277. Retrieved 2008-10-08. verbank 1700.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights for 12585". U.S. Census Bureau. 2000. Archived from the original on 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  10. ^ "Verbank, New York". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 23, 1980. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  11. ^ "Verbank Village, New York". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 23, 1980. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  12. ^ Google Maps (2008). "Overview of New York State Route 82 from starting terminus to Milbrook". [Map]. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  13. ^ Automobile Legal Association (ALA) Automobile Green Book, 1930/31 and 1931/32 editions, (Scarborough Motor Guide Co., Boston, 1930 and 1931). The 1930/31 edition shows New York state routes prior to the 1930 renumbering
  14. ^ "Clove Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 23, 1980. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  15. ^ "Climate of New York". New York State Climate Office. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  16. ^ "Monthly Averages for Verbank, New York". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2008-10-08.

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Coordinates: 41°43′41″N 73°42′55″W / 41.72806°N 73.71528°W / 41.72806; -73.71528