Rifton, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Rifton Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Rifton People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Rifton Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Rifton Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Rifton Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Rifton, New York

Comparing Rifton 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 8
Age of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 4
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 8 5
College Educated Adults 8 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 2 1
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
People Living Alone 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Rifton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles N of New York, New York
County Ulster
P.O. Box Zip Codes 12471
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.837
Longitude -74.037

Rifton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.6 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 21 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 21.7 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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Rifton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 501 100%
Male 238 47.5%
Female 263 52.5%
Under 18 125 25%
18+ 376 75%
65+ 72 14.4%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.01
White 474 94.6%
African-American 7 1.4%
Asian 3 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.6%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 12 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.8%

Rifton 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
German 21.6%
Irish 21.4%
Italian 13%
Polish 12.2%
English 9.1%
French (except Basque) 7.6%
Dutch 4.2%
Danish 3.4%
Finnish 2.1%
Russian 2.1%
French Canadian 1.8%
Norwegian 1.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rifton 501 $49,643
High Falls 627 $52,895
Hurley 3,561 $64,261
Port Ewen 3,650 $50,208
Staatsburg 911 $63,182
Stone Ridge 1,173 $68,977
Tillson 1,709 $51,375
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