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Tivoli, New York
Downtown Tivoli, looking east
Downtown Tivoli, looking east
Official seal of Tivoli, New York
Etymology: Jardin de Tivoli, Paris
A Community That Cares
Location of Tivoli, New York
Location of Tivoli, 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
Incorporated 1872
 • Type village
 • Total 1.55 sq mi (4.01 km2)
 • Land 1.54 sq mi (3.99 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
151 ft (46 m)
Highest elevation
(Northeast corner)
190 ft (60 m)
Lowest elevation
(Sea level)
0 ft (0 m)
 • Total 1,012
 • Density 652.9/sq mi (252.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 845 Exchange: 757
FIPS code 36-74023
GNIS feature ID 0967571

Tivoli is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population is 1,012, according to the 2020 census. The village, which was incorporated in 1872 from parts of Upper Red Hook Landing and Madalin, is the northernmost settlement in the county, located in the northwestern part of the town of Red Hook. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. It is entirely within the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The village is accessible via New York State Route 9G at an intersection with Dutchess County Route 78.

The private liberal-arts Bard College is located just south of the village in the hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson. The Kaatsbaan Cultural Center is located within the village boundaries. It was once known as the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.


The region was part of the Schuyler Patent, a 1788 patent defining some of the towns and villages in Dutchess County and the Poughkeepsie regional area. The village was formerly known as "Upper Red Hook Landing". An adjacent community, "Madalin", was contiguous to Upper Red Hook Landing. The village of Tivoli was incorporated in 1872, consolidating Madalin and Upper Red Hook Landing. The village government sits in an old firehouse which was constructed by General John Watts de Peyster.


Tivoli is located in the northwest corner of Dutchess County at 42°3′34″N 73°54′38″W / 42.05944°N 73.91056°W / 42.05944; -73.91056 (42.059370, −73.910663).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.64 square miles (4.24 km2), of which 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 1.69%, is water.


Major roads

Several two-lane highways traverse Tivoli. County Route 78—formerly New York State Route 402—is known as Broadway within the village. CR 78 ends at the Hudson River. At one time, a ferry crossed the Hudson from there to Saugerties in Ulster County.

The second highway, New York State Route 9G, runs along the eastern village border and has an intersection with CR 78. Route 9G leads north 19 miles (31 km) to the city of Hudson and south 27 miles (43 km) to Poughkeepsie, the Dutchess County seat.

Public transportation

Tivoli is provided with the services of the Bard College intracampus shuttle.

Tivoli is served by the route "C" bus run by Dutchess County Public Transit.

Transportation from New York City is available by train from Amtrak. which serves Rhinecliff, approximately 12 minutes away from Tivoli by car. The closest Metro-North station is in Poughkeepsie, New York, which is 45 minutes away.

Transportation to New York City is also available by bus from Trailways, which departs from Kingston, about 20 minutes away from Tivoli by car.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 452
1880 1,254 177.4%
1890 1,350 7.7%
1900 1,153 −14.6%
1910 1,034 −10.3%
1920 876 −15.3%
1930 713 −18.6%
1940 761 6.7%
1950 753 −1.1%
1960 732 −2.8%
1970 739 1.0%
1980 711 −3.8%
1990 1,035 45.6%
2000 1,163 12.4%
2010 1,118 −3.9%
2019 (est.) 1,081 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,163 people, 487 households, and 261 families residing in the village. The population density was 662.1 people per square mile (255.1/km2). There were 531 housing units at an average density of 302.3 per square mile (116.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.7% white, .43% African American, .17% Native American, .95% Asian, .69% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.92% of the population.

There were 487 households, out of which 30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 46.4% were non-families. Of all households 31.4% were made up of individuals, and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,536, and the median income for a family was $53,393. Males had a median income of $41,375 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,478. About 6.2% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture

The first season of the USA Network series Eyewitness is set in Tivoli.

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