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Encyclopedia > Valatie, New York

Valatie is a village located in Columbia County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,712.


The Village of Valatie is in the center of the Town of Kinderhook on Routes 28A and 108.


Geography

Valatie is located at 42°24'50" North, 73°40'39" West (42.413847, -73.677533)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.3 km˛ (1.3 mi˛). 3.2 km˛ (1.2 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 3.15% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,712 people, 584 households, and 386 families residing in the village. The population density is 537.4/km˛ (1,388.3/mi˛). There are 627 housing units at an average density of 196.8/km˛ (508.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 96.67% White, 0.93% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 3.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 584 households out of which 36.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% are married couples living together, 12.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% are non-families. 28.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.09.


In the village the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.6 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $44,375, and the median income for a family is $51,563. Males have a median income of $34,500 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the village is $16,650. 10.5% of the population and 8.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.0% of those under the age of 18 and 15.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=42.413847&longitude=-73.677533&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=42.413847&lon=-73.677533&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-73.677533&lat=42.413847&w=750&h=500)

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