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Kinderhook is a town in Columbia County, in the Hudson metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Kinderhook. For links to other places called Kinderhook, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Kinderhook is 42.412N. The longitude is -73.681W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 240 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,296.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kinderhook demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12130 ZIP code.
19% of Kinderhook residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kinderhook ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kinderhook was $24,259, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Kinderhook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kinderhook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $481. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,158.
Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kinderhook political report.
The average commute time for Kinderhook workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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