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Overview

Introduction to Fallsburg, New York

Fallsburg is located in the eastern part of Sullivan County, in New York. There are 12,234 residents in Fallsburg.

Fallsburg History

The Lenni Lenape tribal groups are believed to have been the earliest settlers in Sullivan County, and the area now known as Fallsburg. The area was once the hunting grounds during the summer for the Lenape, a tribal group. The Lenape were followed by the Europeans, especially the Dutch, who settled around Denniston’s Ford. The name Fallsburg had originally included an "h", however it was abandoned in 1872, when the name was changed to Fallsburg.

Fallsburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Chadwick Lake
  • Carousel Water & Fun Park
  • Orange County Firefighters Museum

Things To Do In Fallsburg

Museums around Fallsburg include Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, Sullivan County Museum, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum have historical artifacts on display. Golf can be played at Tarry Brae Municipal Golf Course. Chadwick Lake offers provisions for picnicking, boating and trail waking, whiel, Splashdown, a water park nearby, has provisions for various water sports.

Fallsburg Transportation

Air transportation is available from Sullivan County International Airport.

Fallsburg Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Orange County Community College, Marist College, SUNY College at new Paltz, and Duchess Community College.

People

Total Population 12,879
Male Share of the Population 54.1%
Female Share of the Population 45.9%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,452
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.7%
Median Earnings25+ $26,701
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,030
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,824
% Above Poverty Level 71.1%
% Below Poverty Level 28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.2%
Median Gross Rent $814
Median House Value $155,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 13.2%

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

Fallsburg Almanac

Category Value
County Sullivan
Standard Zip Codes 12733
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.73
Longitude -74.61

Fallsburg 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 LIBERTY 1 NE
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 2 NW
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station WALDEN 1 ESE
Distance 26.1 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
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Fallsburg High Schools

FALLSBURG JSHS
115 BRICKMAN RD
845-434-6800
A Title I School.
Serves 797 students.

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