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, and 120 miles (190 km) southwest of Albany, New York.

Callicoon is located at 41°45′56″N 75°3′31″W / 41.76556°N 75.05861°W / 41.76556; -75.05861 (41.765831, -75.058682).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (17.39%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 216 people, 94 households, and 61 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 565.1 per square mile (219.5/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 277.3/sq mi (107.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.67% White, 4.63% Black or African American, 3.24% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.02% of the population.

There were 94 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,162, and the median income for a family was $33,068. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,217. About 15.1% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those 65 or over.

Attractions and events

The Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center is a full resort hotel with tennis, cross-country skiing, lodging, and conference facilities. It is one of only a few resorts remaining in Sullivan County, a county once well-known internationally for its massive resorts and entertainment venues.

Canoeing, rafting, camping, and hunting are major draws to the area. The Callicoon Canoe Regatta is held annually on a Sunday in early July. Dozens of competitors try their paddles on a journey navigating from the Callicoon Bridge to Skinner's Falls.

The Sullivan County Farmer's Market in Callicoon Creek Park on Sundays starting at 11:00 A.M. from Memorial day through November draws a big crowd as well. There is also a Holiday Market held in early December.

The Callicoon Business Association sponsors the Annual Tractor Parade, featuring more than 200 antique and modern tractors that travel down Main Street, in early June. The Callicoon Street Fair is held annually on the last Saturday of July, and once again, Main Street is closed down and turned over to a multitude of various vendors. The Street Fair features antiques, arts and crafts, homemade and hand-crafted items, food, and music.

Education

The Callicoon area was once home to Delaware Valley Central School. However, the school consolidated with schools in nearby Jeffersonville, New York and Narrowsburg, New York and closed. Narrowsburg's school also closed and Jeffersonville's school has become the sole elementary school for the region. A new junior-high/senior-high school building was built in centrally located Lake Huntington, New York. The recently formed Sullivan West Central School District still owns the school building in Callicoon, but has left it vacant.

Callicoon is the location of the Delaware Valley Job Corps Center, a job training facility located in the former Saint Joseph's Seraphic Seminary.

Delaware Free Library is a public library located on Main Street in the business district.

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