Community Profile

The City of Newburgh is located sixty (60) miles north of New York City on the western side of the Hudson River in Orange County, New York. It is a small, densely settled community of 3.8 square miles bounded by the Town of Newburgh on the west and north, the Hudson River on the east and Town of New Windsor on the south. The city and its immediate suburbs have a population of more than 100,000 persons.

The City offers links to the regional transportation system, including Interstate I-84 and the New York State Thruway (I-87), navigable Hudson River access, and proximity to Stewart International Airport; scenic beauty; a rich cultural and architectural history, and organizations willing to invest time and capital to stimulate redevelopment.

Dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. monument and the renaming of Water Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (2005).

Source: 2010 Census

City area: 3.8 square miles


47.9% Hispanic/Latino
30.2% Black/African-American
39.4% Non-Hispanic White
5.2 % Persons reportng 2 or more races
Median Household Income: $36,153

Longitude: 74 degrees 00 minutes
Latitude: 41 degrees 30 minutes

Elevation: Sea level to 360 feet


View from St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital- photo by Michelle Mills

Hudson River Cruise

View from The Heights.

Article on "Newburgh's Newcomers" by Manhattan Institute's Julia Vitullo- Martin published in Wall Street Journal (11/17/07).