Verplanck, New York

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Verplanck, New York
Location of Verplanck, New York
Location of Verplanck, New York
Coordinates: 41°15′11″N 73°57′35″W / 41.25306°N 73.95972°W / 41.25306; -73.95972Coordinates: 41°15′11″N 73°57′35″W / 41.25306°N 73.95972°W / 41.25306; -73.95972
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyWestchester
TownCortlandt
Area
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
 • Total1,729
 • Density2,200/sq mi (860/km2)
 • Demonym
Pointer
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
10596
Area code(s)914
FIPS code36-77211
GNIS feature ID0968509

Verplanck is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,729.[1]

History[edit]

Verplanck is general location George Washington transited during the Revolutionary War before he crossed the Hudson River from Kings Ferry between Stony Point and Verplanck's Point, to Fort Lee, New Jersey while he was being pursued by British General Howe and his army.[2]

John Trumbull's full-length oil portrait of Washington at Verplanck's Point exists in two versions.

Geography[edit]

Verplanck is located at 41°15′11″N 73°57′35″W / 41.25306°N 73.95972°W / 41.25306; -73.95972 (41.252930, -73.959664).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the hamlet has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 11.54%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 777 people, 300 households, and 204 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 1,121.1 per square mile (434.8/km²). There were 311 housing units at an average density of 448.7/sq mi (174.0/km²). The racial makeup of the hamlet was 95.88% White, 0.26% Asian, 2.19% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.82% of the population.

There were 300 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the hamlet the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the hamlet was $36,548, and the median income for a family was $51,375. Males had a median income of $50,526 versus $27,250 for females. The per capita income for the hamlet was $19,842. About 20.2% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 38.0% of those age 65 or over.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Verplanck is the home of a replica of the ship the Half Moon, with which Henry Hudson explored the Hudson River.

In popular culture[edit]

Drowning Mona (2000) - starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, and Neve Campbell - is set in Verplanck. During the film, it is said that in 1985 automobile entrepreneur Malcolm Bricklin tested the U.S. market for Zastava vehicles, now branded as Yugo, in Verplanck. However, this is just part of the movie, and is not actually true.[citation needed]

Sources[edit]

  • Chernow, Ron (2010). Washington: A Life. Penguin Press. ISBN 978-1-59420-266-7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Verplanck CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  2. ^ Chernow, 2010, p. 257
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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