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Catskill is a village in Greene County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the name derives from Dutch for "cat's stream," for the wildcats that once inhabited the area; another says it refers to Jacob "Cats," a Dutch statesman
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Catskill. For links to other places called Catskill, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Catskill is 42.217N. The longitude is -73.865W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,360.
Known during Prohibition for the racketeers who based operations here
Sections below provide additional information and links about Catskill demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Greene 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 12414 ZIP code.
16% of Catskill residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Catskill ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Catskill was $15,169, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Catskill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Catskill include East Side Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Catskill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $972.
Libraries in Catskill include Catskill Public Library ... View libraries
Greene County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Catskill political report.
The average commute time for Catskill workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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