Hopewell Junction, New York

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Hopewell Junction is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 2,610 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.

Hopewell Junction is located within the Town of East Fishkill.

It was ranked #31 on Money Magazine's Most Desirable Places to Live for 2005.[1] Hopewell Junction was originally a railroad junction where the Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad met the New York and New England Railroad and Dutchess County Railroad. All three became part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad system, and the ND&C to the southwest and the NY&NE are now owned by the Housatonic Railroad and used by Metro-North for equipment moves between its Hudson Line and Harlem Line.

Geography

Hopewell Junction is located at 41°35′3″N 73°47′59″W / 41.58417°N 73.79972°W / 41.58417; -73.79972 (41.584261, -73.799843)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,610 people, 894 households, and 688 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 923.4 per square mile (356.1/km²). There were 914 housing units at an average density of 323.4/sq mi (124.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.26% White, 1.80% African American, 0.27% Native American, 3.91% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

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