Nelsonville, New York

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Nelsonville, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Nelsonville Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Nelsonville Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Nelsonville College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Nelsonville Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Nelsonville Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Nelsonville People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Nelsonville, New York

Comparing Nelsonville 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 7
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 6
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 10 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


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

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Nelsonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles N of New York, New York
County Putnam
Standard Zip Codes 10516
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.424
Longitude -73.946

Nelsonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3 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
Distance 13.4 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
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
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Nelsonville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 565 100%
Male 286 50.6%
Female 279 49.4%
Under 18 137 24.2%
18+ 428 75.8%
65+ 67 11.9%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 2.99
White 544 96.3%
African-American 10 1.8%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.7%
Mixed Race 5 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 3.7%

Estimated Nelsonville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 579
Growth 14
Growth % 2.5%

Nelsonville 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
Italian 29.4%
Irish 15.4%
German 7.7%
US/American 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
English 6.1%
Polish 5%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Dutch 3.5%
Swiss 2.1%
Ukrainian 1.3%
Russian 1%
Swedish 1%
French Canadian 1%
Slovak 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Eastern European 0.6%
Cypriot 0.4%
European 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North Highland (10516)
Philipstown (10516)

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)
Nelsonville 565 $67,778
Beacon 13,808 $53,811
Cold Spring 1,983 $76,403
Cornwall on Hudson 3,058 $75,000
Highland Falls 3,678 $57,885
New Windsor 9,077 $62,439
West Point 7,138 $56,364
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