Highland Falls, New York

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Highland Falls, formerly named Buttermilk Falls, is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 3,678 at the 2000 census. The village was founded in 1906. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

Highland Falls is in the Town of Highlands and is adjacent to the United States Military Academy at West Point.



Highland Falls is located at 41°22′7″N 73°58′5″W / 41.36861°N 73.96806°W / 41.36861; -73.96806.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2) of it is land and 0.89% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,678 people, 1,567 households, and 922 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,326.4 people per square mile (1,279.4/km2). There were 1,657 housing units at an average density of 1,498.6/sq mi (576.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 76.94% White, 12.75% African American, 0.38% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 3.78% from other races, and 3.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.58% of the population.

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