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Population in 2010: 456. Population change since 2000: -9.0%
Males: 192  (42.3%)
Females: 264  (57.7%)

Median resident age:  47.6 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12471.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,809 (it was $44,375 in 2000)
Rifton:

$49,809
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,528

Rifton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $220,879 (it was $89,000 in 2000)
Rifton:

$220,879
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $253,399; Detached houses: $253,399
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  • White alone - 407 (89.3%)
  • Hispanic - 29 (6.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rifton: 116.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (26.0%), Irish (16.4%), Scottish (14.4%), Italian (6.7%), German (6.4%), English (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 384 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rifton:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rifton CDP:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

35 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe).

This place:  4.1%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,000 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,914 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Danbury, CT (42.3 miles , pop. 74,848).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (75.6 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (78.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Tillson, NY (1.2 miles ), Rosendale, NY (1.4 miles ), Rosendale Village, NY (1.4 miles ), Esopus, NY (1.7 miles ), High Falls, NY (2.0 miles ), Stone Ridge, NY (2.4 miles ), Marbletown, NY (2.5 miles ), Port Ewen, NY (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 41.83 N, Longitude: 74.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

Rifton household income distribution Rifton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (48%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (48%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Art and design workers (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Food processing workers (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Rifton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the Rifton place center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 40.4 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rifton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from Rifton center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from Rifton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ulster County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Flood: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Rifton:

  • GOLDEN HILL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; KINGSTON, NY)
  • RENAISSANCE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; STAATSBURG, NY)
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE HOSPITAL MARY'S AVENUE CAMPUS (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; KINGSTON, NY)

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Amtrak stations near Rifton:

  • 8 miles: RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON (RHINECLIFF, HUTTON & CHARLES STS.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 11 miles: POUGHKEEPSIE (41 MAIN ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rifton:

  • SUNY College at New Paltz (about 7 miles; New Paltz, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,407)
  • Culinary Institute of America (about 9 miles; Hyde Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,914)
  • Marist College (about 10 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 4,738)
  • Dutchess Community College (about 11 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 5,274)
  • Vassar College (about 13 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 2,394)
  • Bard College (about 15 miles; Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • United States Military Academy (about 32 miles; West Point, NY; FT enrollment: 4,621)

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Ulster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.92. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.92
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.5%

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.9%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Rifton compared to New York state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rifton travel time to work - commute


Rifton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Electricity (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rifton CDP (based on Ulster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.63%
Here50.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.1%6.8%6.7%6.6%3.6%
Congregations14.6%17.2%19.1%4.5%5.7%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of America The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%0.6%0.6%0.5%3.6%
Congregations5.7%2.5%1.3%1.9%27.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Ulster County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
Ulster County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Here:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 229
Here:

12.61 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

8.1%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Ulster County:

26.7%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.9%
New York:

15.6%

5.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
New York average:

5.41%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($129 average AGI)
Ulster County:

0.10%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dutchess County, NY  1.05% ($50,134 average AGI)
from Orange County, NY  0.92% ($41,194)
from Kings County, NY  0.23% ($55,325)


5.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,681 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
New York average:

6.26%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Ulster County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dutchess County, NY  0.70% ($40,996 average AGI)
to Orange County, NY  0.68% ($36,937)
to Greene County, NY  0.27% ($34,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rifton:

  • WGHQ (920 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEOK (1390 AM; 5 kW; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY)
  • WGNY (1220 AM; 10 kW; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNY (1490 AM; 1 kW; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WELV (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rifton:

  • 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)
  • WBPM (94.3 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBWZ (93.3 FM; NEW PALTZ, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRWD-FM (107.3 FM; HIGHLAND, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • W292CM (106.3 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: JOHN KATONAH)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFRH (91.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKW (92.9 FM; SAUGERTIES, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDST (100.1 FM; WOODSTOCK, NY; Owner: CHET-5 BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WPKF (96.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rifton:

  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • W42AE (Channel 42; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRNN-TV (Channel 62; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rifton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • RIFTON ENTERPRISES LLC, Po Box 903, Rifton, NY 12471
    Certificate: 00-1962 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2000, Expiration Date: 11/17/2001

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE G-IV (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 22, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: ROLLS-ROYC TAY 611SER (12450 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 8MC , Serial Number: 1129, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Banc Of America Leasing & Capital LLC, C/O Shz Holdings Llc / 2032 Route 213, Rifton, NY 12471



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$159,1702$208,185
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$286,590
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$168,970
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9526.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2004
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$137,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9526.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Rifton, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George476.2 years
Charles476.8 years
Edward472.2 years
John480.3 years
James367.0 years
Ruth371.6 years
Warren375.0 years
Albert281.4 years
Gladys281.5 years
Elizabeth288.5 years
Most common last names in Rifton, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Arnold575.6 years
Neer576.6 years
Schwartz349.0 years
Skinner378.3 years
Ackerman272.1 years
Johnson285.5 years
Donnelly266.0 years
Kasten285.0 years
Dugan246.4 years
Harries288.0 years
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