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Overview

Introduction to Walden, New York

Walden, New York, in Orange county, is 39 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 57 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Walden History

Walden is the largest hamlet in the Town of Montgomery in Orange County. Alexander Kidd bought the area around Walden in 1736. It attracted early settlers of Scots-Irish, German, and English descent. At that time, it was known as Kidd's town, after Alexander Kidd. In the early 18th century, it was a mill town that benefited from its location along the Wallkill River. The hamlet was later named in honor of a successful miller, Jacob Walden. It was officially incorporated in 1855.

Walden and Nearby Attractions

  • Jacob T Walden House
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Hyde Park Historical Society Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain
  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
  • Bear Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Walden

Several museums are located near Walden including the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Museum of the Hudson Highlands, the Storm King Art Center, and the West Point Museum. Places of historic significance nearby include Mills Mansion State Historic Site, Washington Headquarters Monument, and New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. Parks offering recreational opportunities nearby are Storm King State Park, Hudson Highlands State Park, and Fahnestock State Park. Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park has provisions for boating, camping, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. The park also has a golf course.

Air transportation is available at Stewart International Airport.

Walden Higher Education

Orange County Community College, Dutchess Community College, and Marist College are located near Walden.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,769
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+3,315
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$40,386
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,497
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,753

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,094
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$972
Median House Value$208,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.2%
Irish20.1%
Italian15.5%
Dutch7.2%
English6.3%
Welsh2%
West Indian1.8%
Jamaican1.6%
Albanian1.5%
Polish1.3%
French Except Basque1%
Portuguese0.9%
Greek0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
African0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
German0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Estonian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Luxemburger0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
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Walden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes12586
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.55
Approximate Longitude-74.18

Walden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWALDEN 1 ESE
Distance1.4 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
StationMOHONK LAKE
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationMIDDLETOWN 2 NW
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip44 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gardiner5,686$91,090
Maybrook3,178$91,488
Montgomery23,430$83,559
Pine Bush1,502$65,000
Plattekill10,333$67,956
Wallkill28,348$73,190

Walden Public Libraries

Josephine-louise Public Library
5 SCOFIELD STREET
Walden, New York
(845) 778-7621

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Walden Public Schools

Walden Elementary School
75 Orchard St
ZIP: 12586
(845) 457-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 465

Walden Private Schools

Most Precious Blood School
180 Ulster Ave
ZIP: 12586
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
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