Fallsburg, New York

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Fallsburg, New York

Introduction to Fallsburg, New York

Fallsburg is located in the eastern part of Sullivan County, in New York. There are 12,234 residents in Fallsburg.

Fallsburg History

The Lenni Lenape tribal groups are believed to have been the earliest settlers in Sullivan County, and the area now known as Fallsburg. The area was once the hunting grounds during the summer for the Lenape, a tribal group. The Lenape were followed by the Europeans, especially the Dutch, who settled around Denniston’s Ford. The name Fallsburg had originally included an "h", however it was abandoned in 1872, when the name was changed to Fallsburg.

Fallsburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Chadwick Lake
  • Carousel Water & Fun Park
  • Orange County Firefighters Museum

Things To Do In Fallsburg

Museums around Fallsburg include Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, Sullivan County Museum, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum have historical artifacts on display. Golf can be played at Tarry Brae Municipal Golf Course. Chadwick Lake offers provisions for picnicking, boating and trail waking, whiel, Splashdown, a water park nearby, has provisions for various water sports.

Fallsburg Transportation

Air transportation is available from Sullivan County International Airport.

Fallsburg Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Orange County Community College, Marist College, SUNY College at new Paltz, and Duchess Community College.

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Fallsburg Almanac

Category Value
County Sullivan
Standard Zip Codes 12733
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.73
Longitude -74.61

Fallsburg Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LIBERTY 1 NE
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station WALDEN 1 ESE
Distance 26.1 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
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Fallsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,234 100%
Male 7,001 57.2%
Female 5,233 42.8%
Under 18 2,847 23.3%
18+ 9,387 76.7%
65+ 1,347 11%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.16
White 9,199 75.2%
African-American 1,904 15.6%
Asian 143 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 52 0.4%
Other 616 5%
Mixed Race 316 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,777 14.5%

Estimated Fallsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,788
Growth 554
Growth % 4.5%

Fallsburg 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.8%
Italian 12.1%
Irish 10.2%
German 10.1%
US/American 8.9%
English 5.3%
Polish 4.8%
Russian 4%
Dutch 2%
Scottish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Ukrainian 1%
Hungarian 0.9%
Greek 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
European 0.7%
Jamaican 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
African 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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