Cornwall, NY 12518
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Cornwall is a town in Orange County, New York, USA. The population was 12,307 at the 2000 census.
The Town of Cornwall is in the eastern part of the county.
The region was visited by the explorer Henry Hudson in 1609. The Town of Cornwall was founded in 1788.
Famous bike builder "Indian Larry" was born at The Cornwall Hospital.
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Conveniently located 52 miles north of New York City, and just 5 miles north of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, in scenic Eastern Orange County, Cornwall is situated in the valley formed by Schunemunk Mountain and the Hudson Highland ridges along the Hudson River. Cornwall encompasses the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, as well as the historic hamlets of Bethlehem, Mountainville, Salisbury Mills, Canterbury and Idlewild. Part of the east town line is formed by the Hudson River with Dutchess County, New York on the opposite shore. U.S. Route 9W and the New York State Thruway pass through the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 72.9 km2 (28.2 mi*). 69.5 km?(26.8 mi? of it is land and 3.5 km?(1.3 mi? of it (4.76%) is water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,307 people, 4,625 households, and 3,330 families residing in the town. The population density was 177.2/km?(458.8/mi?. There were 4,852 housing units at an average density of 69.8/km?(180.9/mi?.
There were 4,625 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $72,000 and the median income for a family was $87,195. Males had a median income of $52,813 versus $37,546 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,509. About 3.7% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Cornwall
- Bethlehem --
- Canterbury --
- Cornwall on Hudson -- The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson is in the eastern part of the town.
- Cornwall Landing --
- Firthcliffe -- A hamlet.
- Firthcliffe Heights --
- Idlewild --
- Meadowbrook --
- Mountainville --
- Orrs Mill --
- Salisbury -- Part of the hamlet of Salisbury.
- Storm King State Park -- A state park by the Hudson River.
- West Cornwall --
- New York Military Academy
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