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Amenia is a town in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The community name believed to derive from Latin for "pleasant place."
The latitude of Amenia is 41.849N. The longitude is -73.557W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 495 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,048.
Luminaries such as Luther Burbank, W.E.B. DuBois and Sinclair Lewis gathered here in the 1920s at the Spingarn Estate, now known as Troutbeck.
The Wassaic Developmental Center was once a major local employer.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Amenia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dutchess 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 12592 ZIP code.
12% of Amenia residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amenia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amenia was $22,095, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Amenia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Amenia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $495. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,176.
Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Amenia political report.
The average commute time for Amenia workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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