Tuxedo Park is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 623 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown metropolitan area as well as the larger New York metropolitan area. The name is derived from a Native American word of the Lenape language, tucsedo or p’tuxseepu, which is said to mean “crooked water” or “crooked river.”
Tuxedo Park is located at 41°12′5″N 74°12′6″W / 41.20139°N 74.20167°W / 41.20139; -74.20167 (41.201461, -74.201668).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km) (17.03%) is water.
The village is located in Orange County near its border with Rockland County, New York and is in the Ramapo Mountains.
The New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) and New York State Route 17 pass the east of the village, which is north of Sloatsburg, New York.
Sterling Forest State Park is located west of the village, and Harriman State Park is located to the east.
Located within the confines of the village are 3 lakes; Tuxedo Lake is the largest by far of the three and serves as the reservoir for the village’s water needs, while the smaller Weewah Lake and Pond #2 serve as purely recreational bodies of water. No swimming or power-boating is allowed in Tuxedo Lake in order to retain optimal water quality.
As of the census of 2000, there were 731 people, 291 households, and 215 families residing in the village. The population density was 272.9 people per square mile (105.3/km²). There were 363 housing units at an average density of 135.5 per square mile (52.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.37% White, 0.69% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.07% of the population.
There were 291 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the village, the age distribution of the population shows 22.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 37.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $91,820, and the median income for a family was $102,056. Males had a median income of $70,536 versus $46,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $63,538. About 1.9% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Mansion of Henry W. Poor (of Standard & Poor’s), 1903.
Mark Twain at the Voss cottage, 1908.
Tuxedo Park New York neighborhoods include: Eagle Valley, Long Meadow, Northern Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park