Harriman, New York

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Harriman is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 2,252 at the 2000 census. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

The Village of Harriman is in the southeast part of the Town of Monroe, with a small part in the Town of Woodbury.

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Geography

Harriman is located at 41°18′30″N 74°8′50″W / 41.30833°N 74.14722°W / 41.30833; -74.14722 (41.308442, -74.147317)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 1.00% is water.

NY-17, NY-17M and NY-32 connect in the village. New York Route 17, US Route 6, and Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway) connect north of the village.

Harriman State Park is east of the village.

History

The village is named after E. H. Harriman, former president of the Union Pacific railroad. Previously, it was known as Turner, from the early restaurant of Peter Turner.

In 1950 Harriman had a population of 676.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,252 people, 927 households, and 588 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,295.6 people per square mile (887.2/km²). There were 958 housing units at an average density of 976.6/sq mi (377.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 81.71% White, 4.80% African American, 0.31% Native American, 7.37% Asian, 2.40% from other races, and 3.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.90% of the population.

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