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Washington Heights, New York
CDP
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Orange
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 666 ft (203 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,689
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-78421
GNIS feature ID 0968847

Washington Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 1,689 at the 2010 census.

Washington heights is a contiguous suburb of City of Middletown. The community is in the Town of Wallkill.

Geography

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,318 people, 492 households, and 348 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 874.3 per square mile (337.0/km2). There were 510 housing units at an average density of 338.3/sq mi (130.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.60% White, 7.74% African American, 0.83% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 3.34% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.62% of the population.

There were 492 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,981, and the median income for a family was $52,125. Males had a median income of $30,813 versus $26,023 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,929. About 7.4% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.


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