High Falls, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% High Falls Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% High Falls Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% High Falls Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% High Falls Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of High Falls, New York

Comparing High Falls 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 Women 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 7
Age of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 5
College Educated Adults 7 3
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Affordability of Rents 1 4

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High Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Ulster
Standard Zip Codes 12440
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.826
Longitude -74.126

High Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station WALDEN 1 ESE
Distance 19.2 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 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
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High Falls Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 627 100%
Male 297 47.4%
Female 330 52.6%
Under 18 141 22.5%
18+ 486 77.5%
65+ 85 13.6%
Median Age 43
Average Family Size 2.98
White 595 94.9%
African-American 17 2.7%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 1%
Mixed Race 7 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 3.8%

High Falls 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 24.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
German 14.3%
English 9.4%
US/American 7.7%
Italian 4.5%
Swiss 3.9%
Polish 3.9%
Dutch 3.7%
Norwegian 3.1%
Hungarian 3.1%
Finnish 2.4%
European 1.4%
Russian 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
High Falls 627 $52,895
Accord 622 $48,542
Hurley 3,561 $64,261
New Paltz 6,034 $51,186
Rifton 501 $49,643
Stone Ridge 1,173 $68,977
Tillson 1,709 $51,375
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