- West Point, New York
official_name = West Point, New York
settlement_type = CDP
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Orange
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 64.9
area_land_km2 = 63.0
area_water_km2 = 1.9
area_total_sq_mi = 25.1
area_land_sq_mi = 24.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.7
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 7138
population_density_km2 = 113.3
population_density_sq_mi = 293.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 41 |latm = 22 |lats = 15 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 2 |longs = 34 |longEW = W
West Point is a federal military reservation (and a
census-designated place) located North of the Village of Highland Falls in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 7,138 at the 2000 census. The United States Military Academyis located at West Point and has often been called "The Point."
West Point was a fortified site during the
Revolutionary War. Originally picked due to the abnormal S-curve in the Hudson at this point, it was manned by a small garrison of Continental soldiers through the entirety of the war. Although plans dictated a great iron chain would be laid across the Hudson at this point in order to impede British Navy vessels, there are no documented instances of its success. The site consisted of multiple redoubts, including Fort Putnam, which is still preserved in a Revolutionary-period design. In perhaps the most infamous act of treason in American history, General Benedict Arnoldattempted to turn the site over to the British Army in 1780 for a bribe consisting of a commission as a Brigadier General in the British Army and a cash reward of £20,000 ($1.1M in 2008 dollars). However, Arnold's plot failed when British Major John Andréwas captured as a spy by the Americans. Arnold received a decreased cash reward of 6,000 pounds ($350,000).
In 1937, the West Point Bullion Depository was constructed; in 1988 it became the
West Point Mint, as a branch of the United States Mint.
West Point is located at coor dms|41|22|15|N|74|2|34|W|city (41.370933, -74.042851)GR|1. According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 25.1 square miles (64.9 km²); 24.3 square miles (63.0 km²) land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) water. West Point and the contiguous village of Highland Falls, New York, are on the west bank of the Hudson River.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,138 people, 996 households, and 939 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 293.4 per square mile (113.3/km²). There were 1,044 housing units at an average density of 42.9/sq mi (16.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.31% White, 9.09% African American, 0.50% Native American, 3.35% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.56% of the population.
There were 996 households out of which 75.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 87.8% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.7% were non-families. 5.4% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.53 and the average family size was 3.66.
The age distribution is 21.9% under the age of 18, 51.2% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 3.8% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 207.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 259.7 males. All of these statistics are typical for military bases.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,516, and the median income for a family was $56,364. About 2.0% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the
poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.usma.edu United States Military Academy at West Point]
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