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Overview

Introduction to Highland, New York

Highland, New York, in Ulster county, is 34 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 67 miles N of New York, New York.

Highland History

Highland, which is a hamlet in Ulster County, was founded in 1683 and was originally known as "Esopus". The person who began trading in the area was Thomas Chambers, who purchased land in present day Ulster County in 1652. The county was named after the Irish province of Ulster.

Highland and Nearby Attractions

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Museum
  • Woodcliff Pleasure Park
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park
  • Washington Headquarters Monument

Things To Do In Highland

Museums near Highland include the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum, and Hyde Park Historical Society Museum. Storm King State Park, Hudson Highlands State Park, Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, and James Baird State Park are popular parks that offer facilities for fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking. Opportunities to play golf are available at the McCann Memorial Golf Course, Vassar Golf Course, Apple Greens Golf Course-East Course, and College Hill Golf Course.

Highland Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Highland Higher Education

Colleges close to Highland are Marist College, Culinary Institute of America, and Dutchess Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,355
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens22.3%
Employed Population 16+935
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.3%
Median Earnings25+$38,063
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,727
% Above Poverty Level84.7%
% Below Poverty Level15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time42 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,003
Median House Value$182,600

Ancestry

Irish25.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.8%
Italian9.5%
English7.6%
Polish6.3%
French Except Basque5.2%
Dutch2.3%
Welsh1.5%
Russian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Czech1.1%
Portuguese0.8%
Croatian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
German0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Highland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ulster County
Standard Zip Codes12528
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.71
Approximate Longitude-73.96

Highland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOUGHKEEPSIE
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationMOHONK LAKE
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationWALDEN 1 ESE
Distance15.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington3,899$78,157
Clintondale1,227$128,333
Hyde Park21,273$91,479
New Paltz14,123$98,889
Pleasant Valley9,734$85,113
Poughkeepsie30,511$49,006

Highland Public Libraries

Highland Public Library
30 CHURCH STREET
Highland, New York
(845) 691-2275

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Highland Public Schools

Highland Elementary School
16 Lockhart Ln
ZIP: 12528
(845) 691-1072
Primary
Total Enrollment 790
Highland High School
320 Pancake Hollow Rd
ZIP: 12528
(845) 691-1020
High
Total Enrollment 584
Highland Middle School
71 Main St
ZIP: 12528
(845) 691-1080
Middle
Total Enrollment 405
Highland Residential Center
629 N Chodikee Lake Rd
ZIP: 12528
(845) 691-6006
High
Total Enrollment 47
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