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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,893
Male Share of the Population54.3%
Female Share of the Population45.7%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+4,626
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,743
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,652

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,536
% Above Poverty Level72.9%
% Below Poverty Level27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$828
Median House Value$156,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.7%
German13.8%
Irish11.2%
Italian9.6%
Polish8.2%
Russian4.7%
English3.9%
Dutch2.4%
West Indian2.4%
French Except Basque2%
Hungarian1.6%
Austrian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Ukrainian1%
Canadian0.9%
Jamaican0.8%
Swedish0.7%
African0.7%
Greek0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Czech0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
British0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Fallsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sullivan County
Standard Zip Codes12733
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.73
Approximate Longitude-74.6

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)

StationLIBERTY 1 NE
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches
StationMIDDLETOWN 2 NW
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationWALDEN 1 ESE
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Fallsburg Public Schools

Benjamin Cosor Elementary School
15 Old Falls Rd
ZIP: 12733
(845) 434-4110
Primary
Total Enrollment 781
Fallsburg Junior Senior High School
115 Brickman Rd
ZIP: 12733
(845) 434-6800
High
Total Enrollment 586
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