Vails Gate, New York

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Vails Gate is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 3,319 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.

Vails Gate is in the south part of the Town of New Windsor, located on Route 32. It is defined largely by the junction of that highway with Routes 94 and 300, a busy commercial center which has the ZIP code 12584. Part of that also spills into adjacent regions of the Town of Cornwall to the south.


Vails Gate is located at 41°27′29″N 74°3′13″W / 41.45806°N 74.05361°W / 41.45806; -74.05361 (41.457943, -74.053484)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,319 people, 1,421 households, and 861 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,330.5 per square mile (1,281.5/km²). There were 1,459 housing units at an average density of 1,464.1/sq mi (563.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.34% White, 11.87% African American, 0.39% Native American, 4.19% Asian, 7.17% from other races, and 4.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.31% of the population.

There were 1,421 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.98.

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