Introduction to New Windsor, New York

New Windsor, New York, in Orange county, is 30 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut and 51 miles N of New York, New York.

New Windsor History

New Windsor was formed in 1762 and named after Windsor, England. After Evans vacated his patent sometime in the late 1690s, the land closest to the Hudson River was organized under the control of Precinct of the Highlands. New Windsor was the Continental Army's depot during the Revolutionary War.

New Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Washington Headquarters Monument
  • Museum of the Hudson Highlands
  • New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
  • Blue Mountain Reservation
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Hudson Highlands State Park

Things To Do In New Windsor

New Windsor offers easy access to a number of historic sites and museums, including the Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum, the West Point Museum, the Washington Headquarters Monument, the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site and the Mount Gulian Historic Site. Hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking and camping are available at the Hudson Highlands State Park, James Baird State Park and Palisades Interstate Park. The Bergen County Zoological Park, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, the Glen Rock Arboretum and the Maritime Aquarium are all accessible from New Windsor.

New Windsor Transportation

Stewart International is the nearest major airport.

New Windsor Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Marist College, Dutchess Community College, SUNY College at New Paltz and Rockland Community College.


Total Population 25,959
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 12,957
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.9%
Median Earnings25+ $43,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,318
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,064


Median Family Income $86,222
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.6%


People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,167
Median House Value $250,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.5%
Irish 19.8%

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

New Windsor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles N of New York, New York
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 12553
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.476
Longitude -74.024

New Windsor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 7.1 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 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
Balmville 2,741 $81,250
Beacon 14,375 $81,048
Cold Spring 1,790 $107,045

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

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New Windsor High Schools

1255 ROUTE 94
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 971 students.

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