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Millerton, New York
Business district in Millerton
Business district in Millerton
Location of Millerton, New York
Location of Millerton, New York
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Town North East
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.60 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
709 ft (216 m)
 • Total 958
 • Density 1,549/sq mi (598.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-47361
GNIS feature ID 0957337

Millerton is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States with a population of 958 at the 2010 census. The village was named after Sidney Miller, a railroad contractor who helped the people of that area with the introduction of the railroad system.

Millerton is part of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area of New York as well as the larger New York-Newark-Bridgeport NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

Millerton was named one of "The Ten Coolest Small Towns in America" by Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine in 2007, and has been featured in the New York Times article "Williamsburg on the Hudson", which are paraphrased in the History section.

Millerton is within the town of North East and is near the border of Connecticut. The town borders Taconic State Park.


The community of Millerton formed after 1851, and the village was incorporated in 1875.

Millerton's life cycle is explained in the before-mentioned New York Times article "Williamsburg on the Hudson" from the perspective of a lifelong-citizen, Phil Terni, who has lived in Millerton for 65+ years. Terni describes Millerton's early prosperity as "an agricultural crossroads with three hotels served by three railroads", and then described the village's decline as the milk processing plant had shut down and the farms had started dying off as being "toward irrelevance".

Millerton's revival as "a rural village with urban influences from nearby towns and boroughs" is shown through the vibrant arts, culture and new small businesses along U.S. Route 44.

Arts and culture

The village hosts several foodie destinations, such as No.9 Restaurant, Manna Dew (wine bar and restaurant), the Oakhurst Diner and a farmers market, all featuring the produce of dozens of local farms and vineyards. There is a recording studio and music school, "the music cellar", right on the bike path, or "rail trail". The Movie House features foreign films, live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, and a cafe/gallery dubbed as one of the "best hipster hangouts" by Hudson Valley Magazine readers. Millerton boasts a number of art galleries, artist studios, and hosts the annual "Spring for Art" festival each May.


Millerton is located in northeastern Dutchess County at 41°57′14″N 73°30′28″W / 41.95389°N 73.50778°W / 41.95389; -73.50778 (41.953860, -73.507771). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), of which 0.00 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.50%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 600
1890 638 6.3%
1900 802 25.7%
1910 858 7.0%
1920 829 −3.4%
1930 910 9.8%
1940 953 4.7%
1950 1,048 10.0%
1960 1,027 −2.0%
1970 1,042 1.5%
1980 1,013 −2.8%
1990 884 −12.7%
2000 925 4.6%
2010 958 3.6%
Est. 2015 940 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 925 people, 375 households, and 232 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,470.4 people per square mile (566.9/km²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 654.9 per square mile (252.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.51% White, 2.27% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.41% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.89% of the population.

There were 375 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,176, and the median income for a family was $46,458. Males had a median income of $27,279 versus $29,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,220. About 7.7% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

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