Fallsburg, New York

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Fallsburg is a town in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The town is in the eastern part of the county. The population was 12,234 at the 2000 census. The town takes its name from a waterfall on the Neversink River. This town is the very heart of a once popular predominately Jewish summer resort area known as the Catskills Borscht Belt.

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Geography

The east town line is the border of Ulster County, New York. It is also bordered by the Town of Thompson, the Town of Neversink, and the Town of Liberty.

The town is known for many small lakes, ponds, wooded areas, and former dairy farms.

Major bodies of water in the Town of Fallsburg include: Loch Sheldrake, also known as Sheldrake Pond, Echo Lake, Evans Lake, Morningside Lake, Pleasure Lake, and the Neversink River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 79.0 square miles (204.6 km²), of which, 77.6 square miles (201.0 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it (1.73%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,234 people, 3,761 households, and 2,478 families residing in the town. The population density was 157.6 people per square mile (60.9/km²). There were 6,661 housing units at an average density of 85.8/sq mi (33.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.19% White, 15.56% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.04% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.53% of the population.

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