Balmville, New York

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Balmville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Orange County, New York, United States. 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 population was 3,339 at the 2000 census. Many wealthy, influential, and upper income families live in Balmville on roads such as River, Sloane, Commonwealth and Grand. Balmville is also the site of the Powelton Club Country Club.

Balmville is a community in the eastern part of the town of Newburgh. It is immediately north of, and adjoins, the city of Newburgh.

Balmville is home to the Balmville Tree, New York's smallest state forest. The tree is one of three federally protected in the nation. It is called a "miracle tree" due to its age (over 300 years) for its species.



Balmville is located at 41°31′40″N 74°1′28″W / 41.52778°N 74.02444°W / 41.52778; -74.02444 (41.527893, -74.024426)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,339 people, 1,257 households, and 946 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,572.3 per square mile (608.1/km²). There were 1,288 housing units at an average density of 606.5/sq mi (234.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.66% White, 9.46% African American, 0.03% Native American, 3.05% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 4.88% from other races, and 2.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.03% of the population.

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