Walker Valley, New York

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Walker Valley is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the western part of the Town of Shawangunk in Ulster County, New York, U.S., generally thought of as coterminous with the 12588 ZIP code. The population was 758 at the 2000 census.

Walker Valley is one of the three geographic parts of the town that local residents use (The other two are Wallkill and Pine Bush). It is centered around NY 52 in the western part of town, where it begins to slope up to the Shawangunk Ridge.

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History

The community was known as "Jamesburgh" until 1862.

Geography

Walker Valley is located at 41°38′32″N 74°22′21″W / 41.64222°N 74.3725°W / 41.64222; -74.3725 (41.642235, -74.372619)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.48% is water.

Walker Valley is roughly where NY Route 52 begins to ascend the east slope of the Shawangunk Ridge. It is near the border of Sullivan County.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 758 people, 276 households, and 200 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 366.5 per square mile (141.4/km²). There were 314 housing units at an average density of 151.8/sq mi (58.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.51% White, 1.98% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

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