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Overview

Introduction to Highland, New York

Highland, New York, in Ulster county, is 34 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 67 miles N of New York, New York.

Highland History

Highland, which is a hamlet in Ulster County, was founded in 1683 and was originally known as "Esopus". The person who began trading in the area was Thomas Chambers, who purchased land in present day Ulster County in 1652. The county was named after the Irish province of Ulster.

Highland and Nearby Attractions

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Museum
  • Woodcliff Pleasure Park
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park
  • Washington Headquarters Monument

Things To Do In Highland

Museums near Highland include the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum, and Hyde Park Historical Society Museum. Storm King State Park, Hudson Highlands State Park, Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, and James Baird State Park are popular parks that offer facilities for fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking. Opportunities to play golf are available at the McCann Memorial Golf Course, Vassar Golf Course, Apple Greens Golf Course-East Course, and College Hill Golf Course.

Highland Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Highland Higher Education

Colleges close to Highland are Marist College, Culinary Institute of America, and Dutchess Community College.

People

Total Population 2,414
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 960
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 48%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,813
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 44 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $921
Median House Value $183,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 25.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Highland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles N of New York, New York
County Ulster
Standard Zip Codes 12528
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.72
Longitude -73.96

Highland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station POUGHKEEPSIE
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station MOHONK LAKE
Distance 10.3 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 15.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington 3,888 $55,298
Clintondale 1,391 $108,333
New Paltz 14,193 $92,669

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Highland High Schools

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HIGHLAND HS
320 PANCAKE HOLLOW RD
845-691-3020
Serves 604 students.

HIGHLAND CHODIKEE SCHOOL
629 N. CHODIKEE LK RD
845-691-6006
A Non-traditional School
Serves 184 students.

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