Land area: 3.8 sq. mi. Founded: 1865 Population in 2014: 28,358 (100% urban, 0% rural) Population density: 7,420 people per square mile. County seat: Goshen. Colleges and Universities: United States Military Academy, Vassar College, Marist College, Dutchess Community College, State University of New York at New Paltz, Culinary Institute of America, Orange County Community College Water area: 1 sq. mi.
Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York, United States, 60 miles (97 km) north of New York City, and 90 miles (140 km) south of Albany, on the Hudson River. Newburgh is a part of the New York metropolitan area. The Newburgh area was first settled in the early 18th century by the Germans and British. During the American Revolution, Newburgh served as the headquarters of the Continental Army. Prior to its chartering in 1865, the city of Newburgh was part of the town of Newburgh; the town now borders the city to the north and west. East of the city is the Hudson River; the city of Beacon, New York across the river, and connected to Newburgh via the Newburgh–Beacon Bridge. The entire southern boundary of the city is with the town of New Windsor. Most of this boundary is formed by Quassaick Creek. In May 2016, the city requested help for its PFOS contaminated water supply under Superfund.
Stewart International Airport serves the city. Metro North Railroad is accessible via the Newburgh–Beacon Ferry during peak hours connects to the Hudson Line, with frequent service to Westchester County and Grand Central Terminal in New York City. There is also service on Metro North Railroad nearby in Salisbury Mills-Cornwall on the Port Jervis line to Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction in New Jersey with a connection to Penn Station in New York City.Ulster County Area Transit provides limited bus service to New Paltz on its route X. Short Line, part of Coach USA, provides daily service down Route 32 to Central Valley and points in New Jersey and New York City. Local service is also provided within the city.Leprechaun Lines also provides a Newburgh-Beacon-Stewart link.Coach USA also provides transportation to other points in Orange County, including Middletown and Woodbury.New York State Route 32 and U.S. Route 9W pass through the city. New York State Route 17K and New York State Route 207 also reach their eastern termini within city limits. Interstate 84 passes just north of the city and the New York State Thruway is not far to the west.Delano-Hitch has formerly served as the home field for the Newburgh Black Diamonds and Newburgh Nighthawks baseball teams.The Hudson Valley Renegades are a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team is a member of the New York–Penn League, and play at Dutchess Stadium in nearby Fishkill.The Hudson Valley Highlanders of the North American Football League played their home games at Dietz Stadium in nearby Kingston.
White (42.33%) Black or African American (32.96%) Native American (0.71% ) Asian (0.76%) Pacific Islander (0.06%) From other races (18.11%) From two or more races (5.07% )
Median resident age: 27.6 years New York median age: 38.2 years
Average household size:
Newburgh: 3.1 people New York: 2.6 people
Estimated median household income in 2013:
Newburgh: $34966 ($30332 in 2000) New York: $57369
Median gross rent in 2013:
Newburgh: $1,048. State: $992.
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013:
Newburgh: $165094 (it was $93200 in 2000) New York: $277600 Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $199,738; Detached houses: $179,352; Townhouses or other attached units: $284,644; In 2-unit structures: $317,501; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $246,409; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,807
Air pollution in Newburgh:
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 75.5. This is about average. Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center. Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center. Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center. Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0184. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here: 5.9% New York: 4.8%
Newburgh, New York was ranked as safer than just 5 percent of US cities (that is, more dangerous than 95 percent of all US cities) by Web site NeighborhoodScout based on 2012 FBI crime data.This group also ranked Newburgh as the 10th most dangerous place to live in the United States based on the same 2012 dataset.It was ranked at number 12 in the previous year's rankings. In 2010, the New York Times wrote an extensive article on gang activity in Newburgh.