Wappingers Falls, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 4,929. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,085 (+3.2% change)
Males: 2,364 (48.0%), Females: 2,565 (52.0%)

Dutchess County

Zip code: 12590

Median resident age: 33.8 years
Median household income: $39,123 (year 2000)
Median house value: $127,800 (year 2000)

Races in Wappingers Falls:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.3%)
  • Hispanic (15.1%)
  • Black (6.0%)
  • Other race (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (27.3%), Irish (20.5%), German (14.9%), English (5.6%), Polish (4.7%), United States (3.7%).

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wappingers Falls

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wappingers Falls village

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

16.7% Foreign born (6.4% Latin America, 5.2% Asia, 4.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +321 (+7.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wappingers Falls:

  • HUDSON RIVER PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (about 8 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY)
  • VASSAR BROTHERS HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wappingers Falls:

  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 3 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; ID: POU)
  • STEWART INT’L (about 15 miles; NEWBURGH, NY; ID: SWF)
  • DANBURY MUNI (about 36 miles; DANBURY, CT; ID: DXR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wappingers Falls:

  • STORMVILLE (about 15 miles; STORMVILLE, NY; ID: N69)
  • SKY ACRES (about 15 miles; MILLBROOK, NY; ID: 44N)
  • KOBELT (about 15 miles; WALLKILL, NY; ID: N45)
Amtrak station near Wappingers Falls:

  • 8 miles: POUGHKEEPSIE (41 MAIN ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wappingers Falls:

  • MARIST COLLEGE (about 8 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,646)
  • DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; FT enrollment: 4,112)
  • CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (about 13 miles; HYDE PARK, NY; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY (about 16 miles; WEST POINT, NY; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT NEW PALTZ (about 17 miles; NEW PALTZ, NY; FT enrollment: 6,334)
  • VASSAR COLLEGE (about 17 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • PACE UNIVERSITY-PLEASANTVILLE BRIARCLIFF (about 34 miles; PLEASANTVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,837)

Schools

Public high school in Wappingers Falls:

  • ROY C. KETCHAM SHS (Students: 1,822; Location: 99 MYERS CORNERS RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wappingers Falls:

  • VAN WYCK JHS (Students: 1,373; Location: 6 HILLSIDE LAKE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WAPPINGERS FALLS JHS (Students: 939; Location: 30 MAJ MACDNALD WAY; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MYERS CORNERS SCHOOL (Students: 910; Location: 156 MYERS CORNERS RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FISHKILL PLAINS ES (Students: 633; Location: 17 LK WALTON RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SHEAFE ROAD ES (Students: 581; Location: 287 SHEAFE RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JAMES S. EVANS ES (Students: 381; Location: 26 OLD RT 9; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Wappingers Falls:

  • GRINNELL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $289,033; Location: 2642 EAST MAIN STREET; 46,852 books; 1,740 audio materials; 1,933 video materials; 185 serial subscriptions)