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Jeffersonville, New York
Location of Jeffersonville in Sullivan County, New York
Location of Jeffersonville in Sullivan County, New York
Country United States
State New York
County Sullivan
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
1,050 ft (320 m)
 • Total 359
 • Estimate 
 • Density 823.53/sq mi (317.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 845 Exchange: 482
FIPS code 36-38506
GNIS feature ID 0953977

Jeffersonville is a village in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 359 at the 2010 census. The name is derived indirectly from Thomas Jefferson.

The Village of Jeffersonville is in the southeastern section of the Town of Callicoon on NY 52. The postal code is 12748. The Village of Jeffersonville is home to the Sullivan West Central School elementary.


The original settlers arrived around 1830 and called the village Winkelried.

The first hotel in the village was The Jefferson House, named after President Jefferson, and the village was subsequently renamed to Jeffersonville. The hotel is now known as the Abel Building and still stands on Main St.

In 1897 and 1898, a total of bills from hotels and saloons in town showed that 3000 kegs of beer were consumed in a village with a population of 500.

The village was incorporated on November 24, 1924.

In June 1974, Patty Hearst was kept in a home in Jeffersonville that was rented by Nicki Scott, a Symbionese Liberation Army ally. Patty Hearst described Jeff as "remote and as near nowhere in particular." (Times Herald Record, June 1974). During her days in captivity in Jeffersonville, it was rumored that she trained in guerrilla warfare.

The Jeffersonville School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.


Lake Jefferson is a small lake adjacent to the village.

Jeffersonville is located at 41°46′50″N 74°55′56″W / 41.78056°N 74.93222°W / 41.78056; -74.93222 (41.780417, -74.932281).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (6.82%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 324
1930 448
1940 403 −10.0%
1950 450 11.7%
1960 434 −3.6%
1970 421 −3.0%
1980 554 31.6%
1990 484 −12.6%
2000 420 −13.2%
2010 359 −14.5%
2019 (est.) 336 −6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 420 people, 162 households, and 92 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,028.2 people per square mile (395.5/km2). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 504.3 per square mile (194.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.95% White, 1.43% African American, 1.67% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population.

There were 162 households, out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.2% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 29.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $34,219 versus $22,232 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,899. None of the families and 6.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.4% of those over 64.

Town Haul

In 2004, Jeffersonville was the subject of TLC Network television program Town Haul in which interior designer Genevieve Gorder, a regular designer for TLC's program Trading Spaces, undertook to make over several buildings in the town.

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