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Union Vale is a residential town in Dutchess Countymarker, New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 4,546 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Union Vale is in the south-central part of the county. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. The town is 10 miles east of the City of Poughkeepsiemarker and 60 miles from New York Citymarker.


The region was originally part of the Beekman Patent. The town was first settled around 1716, and was formed in 1827 from the towns of Beekmanmarker and LaGrangemarker.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.8 square miles (98.0 km²), of which, 37.7 square miles (97.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.

Parks and Recreation

Union Vale's town park is Tymor Park. It has various recreational facilities. It has a pool with depths from 3 feet, 3 feet 6 inches, 4 feet, 5 feet, and 9 feet. There is also a kiddie pool adjacent to the larger one. Its depth is 1 foot. Tymor Park has many trails that are available for hiking. Fishing is allowed on the lake at Tymor if the fisher has a permit.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,546 people, 1,359 households, and 1,141 families residing in the town. The population density was 120.6 people per square mile (46.6/km²). There were 1,464 housing units at an average density of 38.8/sq mi (15.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.24% White, 2.35% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.

There were 1,359 households out of which 47.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $70,500, and the median income for a family was $72,697. Males had a median income of $51,382 versus $29,643 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,535. About 0.8% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Union Vale

  • Camby – A location in the northeast part of the town.
  • Chestnut Ridge – A location at the east town line.
  • Clove – A hamlet near the town center.
  • Clove Mountainmarker – An elevation west of Clove village.
  • Crouses Store – A location in the southwest part of the town.
  • Lagrangeville– A hamlet in the southwestern corner of the town that Union Vale shares with the town of Lagrange.
  • Hoxie Corner – A location southwest of Verblank.
  • North Clove – A location northeast of Clove.
  • Pleasant Ridge – A location in the southeast part of the town.
  • Verbankmarker – A hamlet near the north town line.
  • Verbank Village – A hamlet west of Verbank.


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