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Franklin Ave
Franklin Ave
Etymology: From local estate
Location of Millbrook, New York
Location of Millbrook, New York
Location of New York in the United States
Location of New York in the United States
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Founded 1895
 • Total 1.92 sq mi (4.96 km2)
 • Land 1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)
480 ft (150 m)
Highest elevation
(N of SE corner)
870 ft (270 m)
Lowest elevation
(East Branch Wappinger Creek at W village line)
450 ft (140 m)
 • Total 1,452
 • Estimate 
 • Density 755.91/sq mi (291.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-47273
GNIS feature ID 0957288
Wikimedia Commons Millbrook, New York

Millbrook is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. Millbrook is located in the Hudson Valley, on the east side of the Hudson River, 90 miles (140 km) north of New York City. Millbrook is near the center of the town of Washington, of which it is a part. As of the 2010 census, Millbrook's population was 1,452. It is often referred to as a low-key version of the Hamptons, and is one of the most affluent villages in New York.

Millbrook is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport Combined Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.901 square miles (4.92 km2), of which 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.60%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 693
1900 1,027 48.2%
1910 1,136 10.6%
1920 1,096 −3.5%
1930 1,296 18.2%
1940 1,340 3.4%
1950 1,568 17.0%
1960 1,717 9.5%
1970 1,736 1.1%
1980 1,343 −22.6%
1990 1,339 −0.3%
2000 1,429 6.7%
2010 1,452 1.6%
2019 (est.) 1,406 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,429 people, 678 households, and 361 families residing in the village. The population density was 764.3 people per square mile (295.0/km2). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 397.90 per square mile (153.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.90% white, 2.70% African American, 0.20% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.00% of the population.

There were 678 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $68,552, and the median income for a family was $96,473. Males had a median income of $67,917 versus $57,400 for females. The per capita income for the village was $49,114. About 1.0% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.


Millbrook is the site of the Hitchcock Estate, which Timothy Leary made a nexus of the psychedelic movement in the 1960s and where he conducted research and wrote "The Psychedelic Experience".

Points of interest

  • Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum
  • Innisfree Garden
  • Nine Partners Meeting House
  • Rocky Reef Trebuchet
  • Wing Castle


Millbrook is served by Dutchess County Public Transit's route "D" bus.

Notable people

  • Gerardo Colacicco, pastor and auxiliary bishop
  • Nick Fish (1958–2020), attorney and member of the Portland City Commission
  • Hamilton Fish IV, (1926–1996) congressman who resided in Millbrook while serving in office
  • Mindy Grossman, CEO of Weight Watchers
  • James Gorman, CEO Morgan Stanley
  • John Wesley Hanes II, (1892–1987) investment banker and corporate turnaround specialist who served as undersecretary of the United States Treasury
  • Robert Trump, real estate developer and philanthropist; younger brother of Donald Trump
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., congressman
  • Richard Migliore, 2005 Jockey of the Year; retired in 2010
  • Ric Ocasek, (1944–2019), former lead singer the Cars
  • Paulina Porizkova, supermodel
  • Bette Midler, singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, philanthropist
  • Timothy Leary, Harvard psychologist involved in the "psychedelic movement"
  • Mary Tyler Moore, (1936–2017) actress
  • Walter C. Teagle, (1878–1962) president of Standard Oil
  • Oakleigh Thorne, (July 31, 1866 − May 23, 1948), businessman, publisher, banker, and philanthropist
  • Doug Tompkins, (March 20, 1943 – December 8, 2015), co-founder of North Face and Esprit

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