Valatie (/vəˈleɪʃə/; və-LAY-shə) is a village with several waterfalls in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,819 at the 2010 census. The village is at the center of the town of Kinderhook on US 9.
Valatie is located in the center of the town of Kinderhook in northern Columbia County. It is part of the Hudson Valley region of New York State. It is 21 miles (34 km) south of Albany, the state capital, and 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Hudson.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.28 km), of which 1.25 square miles (3.25 km) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km), or 0.95%, is surface water. The village is located at the juncture of Valatie Kill with Kinderhook Creek, a tributary of the Hudson River. There are three waterfalls in the village, all along Main Street: Valatie Kill Falls/Wild’s Falls, Little Falls Creek/Beaver Mill Falls, and Kinderhook Creek.
As of the census of 2010, the total population of Valatie is 1,819, which is 6.25% more than it was in 2000. The population density was 1,388.3 people per square mile (537.4/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 508.4 per square mile (196.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.84% White, 2.14% Native American, 1.37% African American, 0.49% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.23% of the population.
Valatie’s median household income was $60,365 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 36.03% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 24.79% and nearly twice the national average rate of 19.17%. The per capita income for the village was $16,650. About 7.94% of families and 8.68% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.
There were 584 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% 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 3.09.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.6 males.
Valatie New York neighborhoods include: Grand View Dr/Blossom Ln, Kinderhook Lake North, Main Street, Valatie/Niverville