Cornwall, New York

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Cornwall, New York

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High Points

Cornwall strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Cornwall Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Cornwall Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Cornwall Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Cornwall Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Cornwall People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Cornwall College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Cornwall Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Cornwall, New York

Comparing Cornwall to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Racial Diversity 7 4
Age of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 8
College Educated Adults 10 8
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 7
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 2 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 4 5
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Affordability of Rents 1 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 4

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Cornwall Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles N of New York, New York
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 12520
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.44
Longitude -74.01

Cornwall Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Station WALDEN 1 ESE
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
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Cornwall Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,058 100%
Male 1,459 47.7%
Female 1,599 52.3%
Under 18 825 27%
18+ 2,233 73%
65+ 406 13.3%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.14
White 2,955 96.6%
African-American 12 0.4%
Asian 20 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.3%
Other 26 0.9%
Mixed Race 35 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 116 3.8%

Estimated Cornwall Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,110
Growth 52
Growth % 1.7%

Cornwall Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 25.9%
Italian 17.9%
German 11%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
English 8.1%
US/American 5.9%
Polish 2.4%
Dutch 2%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Russian 1.6%
Swedish 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Eastern European 0.9%
Greek 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
British 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cornwall, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cornwall Hud (12520)
Cornwall Hudson (12520)
Cornwall on the Hudson (12520)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cornwall 3,058 $75,000
Cold Spring 1,983 $76,403
Nelsonville 565 $67,778
New Windsor 9,077 $62,439
Newburgh 28,259 $32,519
Vails Gate 3,319 $44,485
West Point 7,138 $56,364
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