Minisink, New York

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Population in 2010: 4,490.
Population change since 2000: +25.2%
Males: 2,241  (49.9%)
Females: 2,249  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 10998.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $90,141 (it was $55,561 in 2000)
Minisink:

$90,141
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,572 (it was $20,967 in 2000)

Minisink town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $304,177 (it was $146,100 in 2000)
Minisink:

$304,177
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $312,681; detached houses: $325,178; townhouses or other attached units: $227,119; in 2-unit structures: $318,716; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $260,660; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $297,326; mobile homes: $116,903
March 2019 cost of living index in Minisink: 126.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Minisink, NY (2010)
    • 3,85285.8%White alone
    • 4109.1%Hispanic
    • 1052.3%Black alone
    • 571.3%Two or more races
    • 491.1%Asian alone
    • 120.3%Other race alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

Races in Minisink detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Irish (24.6%), German (19.8%), Italian (17.5%), English (15.2%), Polish (13.2%), Dutch (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 23.1 square miles.

Population density: 194 people per square mile   (very low).

111 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This town:

3.1%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Minisink town:

2.4% ($3,473)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ramapo, NY (28.2 miles , pop. 108,905).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (45.5 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (48.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Unionville, NY (1.6 miles ),
Wawayanda, NY (2.5 miles ),
Vernon Valley, NJ (2.8 miles ),
Port Jervis, NY (2.8 miles ),
Matamoras borough, PA (2.9 miles ),
Deerpark, NY (3.0 miles ),
Sussex borough, NJ (3.0 miles ),
Mount Hope, NY (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 41.33 N, Longitude: 74.55 W

Distribution of median household income in Minisink, NY in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $360,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Minisink, NY residents
Average permit cost in Minisink, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
New York:

8.1%
Historical population in Minisink, NY
Historical housing units in Minisink, NY
Most common industries in Minisink, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Minisink, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (3.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)

Average climate in Minisink, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Minisink, New York average temperatures Minisink, New York average precipitation Minisink, New York humidity Minisink, New York wind speed Minisink, New York snowfall Minisink, New York sunshine Minisink, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.7. This is better than average.

City:

57.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0182. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0182
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Minisink-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Minisink town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 18.3 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Minisink-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 297.8 miles away from Minisink center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 224.0 miles away from Minisink center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Minisink:

  • BON SECOURS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; PORT JERVIS, NY)
  • SAINT CLARE'S HOSPITAL/SUSSEX (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SUSSEX, NJ)
  • MIDDLETOWN PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • HORTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • ST TERESA'S NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • SCHERVIER PAVILION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WARWICK, NY)
  • PARK MANOR REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Minisink:

  • Orange County Community College (about 10 miles; Middletown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,742)
  • Sussex County Community College (about 22 miles; Newton, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,402)
  • Rockland Community College (about 28 miles; Suffern, NY; FT enrollment: 6,026)
  • Mount Saint Mary College (about 31 miles; Newburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • United States Military Academy (about 31 miles; West Point, NY; FT enrollment: 5,651)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (about 32 miles; Mahwah, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey (about 33 miles; Wayne, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,198)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Minisink: Sudol Farms (A), Green Ridge Golf Course (B), Coal Tree Farm (C), Rocky Bar Tree Farm (D), Kezialain Farm (E), Sleepy Hills Orchard (F), Ford Lane Farms (G), Minisink Heritage Museum (H), Unionville Village Hall (I), Unionville Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Minisink include: Our Lady of the Scapular Church (A), Unionville Presbyterian Church (B), First Presbyterian Church of Westtown (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Unionville Cemetery (1), Minisink Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lockenhurst Pond (A), Art Fords Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Indigot Creek (A), Catlin Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Minisink: Hanson Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Alexander H. Bailey - Politician, John M. Wood - Politician.

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

3.0 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

79.5%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

7.4%
21 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
17 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Minisink:

Marital status in Minisink, NY
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Minisink:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Minisink, NY (based on Orange County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic131,30845
Other30,22142
Mainline Protestant19,32688
Evangelical Protestant14,43795
Black Protestant1,7119
Orthodox9736
None174,837-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 113
Here:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Orange County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 46
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
This county:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 314
This county:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Orange County:

8.6%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Orange County:

13.3%
New York:

15.6%

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
New York average:

4.90%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($539 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bronx County, NY  0.40% ($60,542 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.39% ($46,641)
from Rockland County, NY  0.37% ($63,668)


5.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($60,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
New York average:

5.85%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($627 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ulster County, NY  0.40% ($47,367 average AGI)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.28% ($57,630)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.27% ($38,867)

Strongest AM radio stations in Minisink:

  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDLC (1490 AM; 1 kW; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: PORT JERVIS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Minisink:

  • WRPJ (88.9 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WXHD (90.1 FM; MOUNT HOPE, NY; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTSX (96.7 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: PORT JERVIS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSUS (102.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNJP (88.5 FM; SUSSEX, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTH.)
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WRRV (92.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZAD (97.3 FM; WURTSBORO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNJ-FM (103.7 FM; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOSR (91.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSTOWN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Minisink:

  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • W36AZ (Channel 36; SUSSEX, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CING. AUTHORITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 32.6mTotal length
  • $23,611,000Total costs
  • 16,792Total average daily traffic
  • 860Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,908Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Minisink, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Minisink, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Minisink, NY
  • 60.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.1%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Minisink, NY
  • 49.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.3%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Coal or coke
  • 1.4%Electricity


Minisink compared to New York state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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