Unionville, Orange County, New York

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Unionville is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 536 at the 2000 census, making it by far the smallest village in Orange County and one of the smallest in New York State. 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 Village of Unionville is within the Town of Minisink, southeast of Port Jervis.

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History

The village was founded in the early part of the 18th Century, but became known as Unionville around 1820. Unionville was incorporated in 1871. Once an important economic zone in the area, its decline followed the changes in transportation which favored other locations.

Geography

Unionville is located at 41°18′1″N 74°33′42″W / 41.30028°N 74.56167°W / 41.30028; -74.56167 [1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

The village is located on NY Route 284. The Appalachian Trail runs just south of the village along the New York/New Jersey state line. Unionville is adjacent to the Town of Wantage in New Jersey.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 536 people, 197 households, and 140 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,140.2 people per square mile (827.8/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 838.5/sq mi (324.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.34% White, 0.37% African American, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 2.24% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.21% of the population.

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