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Welcome to Wappingers Falls ...

The village of Wappingers Falls is located in Dutchess County<1>.

The location of Wappingers Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wappingers Falls has a population of 5,540 people<3> (see below for details).

Wappingers Falls was established in 1659.

The community of Wappingers Falls is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wappingers Falls lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wappingers Falls had an population of 5,540 people. This is an increase of 0.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wappingers Falls had a population of 5,522 people. This makes Wappingers Falls the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Wappingers Falls represents 0.03% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 438th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,522 people, the population of Wappingers Falls increased 12.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,929 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wappingers Falls.

Communities near Wappingers Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wappingers Falls.

  • Carmel [Putnam County]
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    • Carmel [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Wappingers Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,339 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel
  • Newburgh [Orange County]
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    • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Wappingers Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,524 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
  • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County]
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    • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Wappingers Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,447 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poughkeepsie<6>
  • East Fishkill [Dutchess County]
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    • East Fishkill [Dutchess County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Wappingers Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fishkill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
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      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Wappingers Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburgh<6>
    • New Windsor [Orange County]
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      • New Windsor [Orange County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Wappingers Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fishkill [Dutchess County]
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      • Fishkill [Dutchess County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Wappingers Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,055 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishkill
    • Montgomery [Orange County]
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      • Montgomery [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Wappingers Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,859 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Hyde Park [Dutchess County]
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      • Hyde Park [Dutchess County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Wappingers Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park
    • Blooming Grove [Orange County]
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      • Blooming Grove [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Wappingers Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blooming Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blooming Grove

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wappingers Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wappingers Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wappingers Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wappingers Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wappingers Falls. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wappingers Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wappingers Falls ...

Looking for more information about Wappingers Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wappingers Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wappingers Falls.

Adding Wappingers Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wappingers Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wappingers Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wappingers Falls on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for New York (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wappingers Falls on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wappingers Falls. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dutchess County: www.dutchessny.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Dutchess, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wappingers Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wappingers Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wappingers Falls) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wappingers Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wappingers FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wappingers Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5987, Longitude: -73.9179       In this case, the coordinates for Wappingers Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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