About Washington County NY
Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,216. The county seat is Fort Edward. The county was named for U.S. President George Washington.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 846 square miles (2,190 km), of which 831 square miles (2,150 km) is land and 15 square miles (39 km) (1.7%) is water.
Washington County is a long narrow county located in the northeastern section of the State. It is known for its rich valley farm land and is part of the Great Appalachian Valley (also known simply as the ‘Great Valley’) which is a long narrow valley strip often between tall mountain ranges. The county transitions from the Taconic Mountains to the Adirondack Mountains, and from the Lake Champlain Valley to Hudson River Valley.
Much of the county is part of the slate valley of the Upper Taconic Mountains (Taghkanic, meaning ‘in the trees’). The eastern boundary of Washington County is the New York–Vermont border, part of which is Lake Champlain. This is also the border with New England proper. The northern end of the county is part of the Adirondack Mountains. Western boundaries include primarily the Hudson River and Lake George.
Washington County belongs to the following valleys and watersheds: Champlain Valley / Lake George Watershed—02010001 Hudson River Valley / Hudson-Hoosic Watershed—02020003 Waters in the northern part drain into Lake Champlain via Lake George (Horican) or the Mettawee River, and then flow into the Saint Lawrence River (Kaniatarowanenneh). These waters mingle in the Saint Lawrence with waters of all the Great Lakes as they flow northeast into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and ultimately join the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, the remainder of waters drain south via the Hudson River (Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk or Muhheakantuck), and ultimately flow south into the Atlantic Ocean below New York City. See the approximation of the watershed divide mapped in context of mountains  and valleys .
Nearly half of its borders are by long bodies of water. Winding across the bottom of the county is the legendary Batten Kill (Dionondehowa), famous for its worldclass flyfishing, and its marvelous falls (near the Washington County fairgrounds).
Black Mountain, part of the Adirondacks, is the tallest peak in Washington County, and has beautiful views of Lake George, Lake Champlain, the surrounding countryside, and the Adirondacks, Taconic Mountains and Green Mountains. Willard Mountain is a ski slope in southern part of the county.
As of the census of 2000, there were 61,042 people, 22,458 households, and 15,787 families residing in the county. The population density was 73 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 26,794 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.97% White, 2.92% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 2.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.5% were of Irish, 14.1% French, 12.1% English, 11.1% American, 9.0% Italian and 7.7% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.9% spoke English and 1.4% Spanish as their first language.
There were 22,458 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,668, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $31,537 versus $22,160 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,958. About 6.80% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.
Washington County New York neighborhoods include: Accord, Acra, Adams, Adams Basin, Adams Center, Addison, Adirondack, Afton, Airmont, Akron, Albany, Albertson, Albion, Alcove, Alden, Alder Creek, Alexander, Alexandria Bay, Alfred, Alfred Station, Allegany, Alma, Almond, Alpine, Alplaus, Altamont, Altmar, Altona, Amagansett, Amawalk, Amenia, Amherst, Amity Harbor, Amityville, Amsterdam, Ancram, Ancramdale, Andes, Andover, Angelica, Angola, Antwerp, Apalachin, Appleton, Aquebogue, Arcade, Ardsley, Argyle, Arkport, Arkville, Arverne, Ashville, Astoria, Athens, Athol, Atlanta, Atlantic Beach, Attica, Auburn, Augusta, Aurora, Au Sable Forks, Austerlitz, Ava, Averill Park, Avoca, Avon, Babylon, Bainbridge, Baiting Hollow, Baldwin, Baldwin Place, Baldwinsville, Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Bardonia, Barker, Barneveld, Barrytown, Barryville, Barton, Basom, Batavia, Bath, Bayport, Bay Shore, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bayville, Beacon, Bearsville, Beaver Dams, Bedford, Bedford Corners, Bedford Hills, Beechhurst, Belfast, Belle Harbor, Bellerose, Belleville, Bellmore, Bellona, Bellport, Belmont, Bemus Point, Bergen, Berkshire, Berlin, Berne, Bernhards Bay, Bethel, Bethpage, Big Flats, Big Indian, Binghamton, Black Creek, Black River, Blasdell, Blauvelt, Bliss, Bloomfield, Bloomingburg, Bloomingdale, Bloomington, Bloomville, Blossvale, Blue Mountain Lake, Blue Point, Bohemia, Boiceville, Bolivar, Bolton Landing, Bombay, Boonville, Boston, Bouckville, Bovina Center, Bowmansville, Bradford, Brainard, Branchport, Brant Lake, Breesport, Breezy Point, Brentwood, Brewerton, Brewster, Briarcliff Manor, Bridgehampton, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Brighton, Brightwaters, Broadalbin, Broad Channel, Brockport, Brocton, Bronx, Bronxville, Brookfield, Brookhaven, Brooklyn, Brooktondale, Brushton, Buffalo, Burdett, Burke, Burlington Flats, Burnt Hills, Burt, Buskirk, Byron, Cadyville, Cairo, Calcium, Caledonia, Callicoon, Calverton, Cambria Heights, Cambridge, Camden, Cameron, Cameron Mills, Camillus, Campbell, Campbell Hall, Canaan, Canajoharie, Canandaigua, Canaseraga, Canastota, Candor, Caneadea, Canisteo, Cape Vincent, Captree Is, Captree Island, Carle Place, Carlisle, Carmel, Caroga Lake, Carthage, Cassadaga, Cassville, Castile, Castle Creek, Castleton On Hudson, Castorland, Cato, Catskill, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Cayuta, Cazenovia, Cedarhurst, Cementon, Centereach, Center Moriches, Centerport, Central Bridge, Central Islip, Central Square, Central Valley, Ceres, Chadwicks, Chaffee, Champlain, Chappaqua, Charlotteville, Chateaugay, Chatham, Chaumont, Chazy, Cheektowaga, Chemung, Chenango Forks, Cherry Creek, Cherry Valley, Chester, Chestertown, Chichester, Chittenango, Churchville, Churubusco, Cicero, Cincinnatus, Circleville, Clarence, Clarence Center, Clark Mills, Clarksville, Claryville, Claverack, Clay, Clayton, Clayville, Clemons, Cleveland, Clifton Park, Clifton Springs, Climax, Clinton, Clinton Corners, Clintondale, Clyde, Clymer, Cobleskill, Cochecton, Cochecton Center, Coeymans Hollow, Cohocton, Cohoes, Cold Brook, Colden, Cold Spring, Cold Spring Harbor, College Point, Collins, Colonie, Commack, Comstock, Concord, Conesus, Conewango Valley, Congers, Conklin, Constable, Constableville, Constantia, Cooperstown, Copake, Copake Falls, Copenhagen, Copiague, Coram, Corfu, Corinth, Corning, Cornwall, Cornwall On Hudson, Cornwallville, Corona, Cortland, Cortlandt Manor, Cossayuna, Cottekill, Cowlesville, Coxsackie, Craryville, Croghan, Cropseyville, Cross River, Croton On Hudson, Crown Point, Cuba, Cuddebackville, Cutchogue, Dale, Dalton, Dansville, Darien Center, Davenport, Davenport Center, Dayton, Deansboro, Deerfield, Deer Park, Delancey, Delanson, Delevan, Delhi, Delmar, Denver, Depew, Deposit, Derby, De Ruyter, De Witt, Dewittville, Dexter, Diamond Point, Dickinson Center, Dix Hills, Dobbs Ferry, Dolgeville, Douglaston, Dover Plains, Downsville, Dresden, Dryden, Duanesburg, Dundee, Dunkirk, Durham, Durhamville, Eagle Bay, Eagle Bridge, Earlton, Earlville, East Amherst, East Atlantic Beach, East Aurora, East Berne, East Bethany, East Branch, East Chatham, Eastchester, East Concord, East Durham, East Elmhurst, East Greenbush, East Hampton, East Islip, East Jewett, East Marion, East Meadow, East Meredith, East Moriches, East Nassau, East Northport, East Norwich, East Otto, East Patchogue, Eastport, East Quogue, East Rochester, East Rockaway, East Setauket, East Springfield, East Syracuse, East Williston, East Worcester, East Yaphank, Eaton, Eden, Edgewood, Edmeston, Elba, Elbridge, Eldred, Elizabethtown, Elizaville, Elka Park, Ellenburg Center, Ellenburg Depot, Ellenville, Ellicottville, Ellisburg, Elma, Elmhurst, Elmira, Elmira Heights, Elmont, Elmsford, Elwood, Endicott, E Northport, E Patchogue, Erieville, Erin, Esperance, Essex, Evans Mills, E Yaphank, Fabius, Fair Harbor, Fairport, Falconer, Fallsburg, Farmersville Station, Farmingdale, Farmington, Farmingville, Far Rockaway, Fayetteville, Felts Mills, Ferndale, Feura Bush, Fillmore, Findley Lake, Fire Island Pines, Fishkill, Flanders, Fleischmanns, Floral Park, Florida, Flushing, Fly Creek, Fonda, Forestburgh, Forest Hills, Forestport, Forestville, Fort Ann, Fort Covington, Fort Drum, Fort Edward, Fort Johnson, Fort Plain, Fort Salonga, Fort Totten, Frankfort, Franklin, Franklin Square, Franklinville, Fredonia, Freedom, Freehold, Freeport, Freeville, Fremont Center, Fresh Meadows, Frewsburg, Friendship, Fulton, Fultonham, Fultonville, Gainesville, Galway, Gansevoort, Garden City, Garden City Park, Garden City South, Gardiner, Garnerville, Garrattsville, Garrison, Gasport, Gates, Geneseo, Geneva, Genoa, Georgetown, Germantown, Gerry, Getzville, Ghent, Gilbertsville, Gilboa, Gilgo Beach, Glen Aubrey, Glen Cove, Glendale, Glenfield, Glenford, Glen Head, Glenmont, Glen Oaks, Glens Falls, Glen Spey, Glen Wild, Glenwood, Glenwood Landing, Gloversville, Godeffroy, Goldens Bridge, Goshen, Gouverneur, Gowanda, Grahamsville, Grand Island, Granite Springs, Granville, Great Neck, Great River, Great Valley, Greece, Greene, Greenfield Center, Greenfield Park, Greenlawn, Greenport, Greenvale, Greenville, Greenwich, Greenwood, Greenwood Lake, Greig, Groton, Groveland, Guilderland, Guilford, Hadley, Hagaman, Hague, Halesite, Hamburg, Hamden, Hamilton, Hamlin, Hammond, Hammondsport, Hampton, Hampton Bays, Hancock, Hankins, Hannacroix, Hannibal, Harpersfield, Harpursville, Harriman, Harris, Harrison, Harrisville, Hartford, Hartsdale, Hartwick, Hastings, Hastings On Hudson, Hauppauge, Haverstraw, Hawthorne, Hector, Hemlock, Hempstead, Henderson, Henrietta, Hensonville, Herkimer, Hewlett, Hicksville, High Falls, Highland, Highland Falls, Highland Lake, Highland Mills, Hillburn, Hillsdale, Hilton, Himrod, Hinckley, Hinsdale, Hobart, Hoffmeister, Hogansburg, Holbrook, Holland, Holland Patent, Holland Patnt, Holley, Hollis, Holmes, Holtsville, Homer, Honeoye, Honeoye Falls, Hoosick Falls, Hopewell Junction, Hornell, Horseheads, Hortonville, Houghton, Howard Beach, Howes Cave, Hubbardsville, Hudson, Hudson Falls, Huguenot, Hunt, Hunter, Huntington, Huntington Station, Hurley, Hurleyville, Hyde Park, Ilion, Indian Lake, Inlet, Interlaken, Inwood, Ionia, Irondequoit, Irving, Irvington, Islandia, Island Park, Islip, Islip Terrace, Ithaca, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Jamesport, Jamestown, Jamesville, Jasper, Java Center, Java Village, Jay, Jefferson, Jefferson Valley, Jeffersonville, Jericho, Jewett, Johnsburg, Johnson City, Johnsonville, Johnstown, Jordan, Jordanville, Katonah, Kattskill Bay, Keene, Keene Valley, Keeseville, Kendall, Kenmore, Kennedy, Kenoza Lake, Kent, Kerhonkson, Keuka Park, Kew Gardens, Kiamesha Lake, Kill Buck, Kinderhook, King Ferry, Kings Park, Kings Point, Kingston, Kirkville, Kirkwood, Kismet, Knoxboro, Lackawanna, Lacona, La Fargeville, La Fayette, Lagrangeville, Lake Clear, Lake George, Lake Grove, Lake Hill, Lake Huntington, Lake Katrine, Lake Lincolndale, Lake Luzerne, Lake Peekskill, Lake Placid, Lake Pleasant, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lake View, Lakeville, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lanesville, Lansing, Larchmont, Latham, Laurel, Laurens, Lawrence, Lawtons, Lee Center, Leeds, Leicester, Le Roy, Levittown, Lewis, Lewiston, Liberty, Lido Beach, Lima, Limestone, Lindenhurst, Lindley, Linwood, Lisle, Little Falls, Little Genesee, Little Neck, Little Valley, Liverpool, Livingston Manor, Livonia, Lk Grove, Lk Ronkonkoma, Lloyd Harbor, Loch Sheldrake, Locke, Lockport, Lockwood, Locust Valley, Lodi, Long Beach, Long Eddy, Long Island City, Long Lake, Lorraine, Loudonville, Lowman, Lowville, Lynbrook, Lyndonville, Lyon Mountain, Lyons, Lyons Falls, Macedon, Machias, Madison, Mahopac, Maine, Malba, Malden Bridge, Mallory, Malone, Malverne, Mamaroneck, Manchester, Manhasset, Manlius, Mannsville, Manorville, Maplecrest, Marathon, Marcellus, Marcy, Margaretville, Marietta, Marilla, Marion, Marlboro, Martville, Maryland, Masonville, Maspeth, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Massapequa Pk, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Mattituck, Mattydale, Maybrook, Mayfield, Mayville, Mc Connellsville, Mc Donough, Mc Graw, Mechanicville, Medford, Medina, Medusa, Melrose, Melville, Memphis, Menands, Mendon, Meridale, Merrick, Mexico, Middleburgh, Middle Granville, Middle Grove, Middle Island, Middleport, Middlesex, Middletown, Middle Village, Middleville, Milford, Millbrook, Miller Place, Millerton, Mill Neck, Millport, Milton, Mineola, Minerva, Mineville, Minoa, Modena, Mohawk, Mohegan Lake, Moira, Mongaup Valley, Monroe, Monsey, Montauk, Montgomery, Monticello, Montour Falls, Mooers, Mooers Forks, Moravia, Moriah, Moriah Center, Moriches, Morris, Morrisonville, Morrisville, Mountain Dale, Mount Kisco, Mount Marion, Mount Morris, Mount Sinai, Mount Tremper, Mount Upton, Mount Vernon, Mount Vision, Munnsville, N Amityville, Nanuet, Napanoch, Naples, Narrowsburg, Nassau, Natural Bridge, Nedrow, Neponsit, Nesconset, Neversink, Newark, Newark Valley, New Berlin, Newburgh, New City, Newcomb, Newfane, Newfield, New Hampton, New Hartford, New Hyde Park, New Lebanon, New Lisbon, New Paltz, Newport, New Rochelle, New Russia, New Square, New Suffolk, Newtonville, New Windsor, New Woodstock, New York, New York Mills, Niagara Falls, Nichols, Nineveh, Niskayuna, Niverville, N Merrick, North Babylon, North Baldwin, North Bangor, North Bay, North Bellmore, North Blenheim, North Branch, North Brookfield, North Chili, North Collins, North Creek, North Granville, North Hudson, North Java, North Lawrence, North Massapequa, North Merrick, North Pitcher, Northport, North Rose, North Salem, North Syracuse, North Tonawanda, Northville, Norwich, Nunda, N White Plains, Nyack, Oak Beach, Oakdale, Oakfield, Oak Hill, Oakland Gardens, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Odessa, Old Bethpage, Old Chatham, Old Forge, Old Westbury, Olean, Olivebridge, Olmstedville, Oneida, Oneonta, Ontario, Orangeburg, Orchard Park, Orient, Oriskany, Oriskany Falls, Oriskany Fls, Ossining, Oswego, Otego, Otisville, Ouaquaga, Ovid, Owego, Owls Head, Oxford, Oyster Bay, Ozone Park, Painted Post, Palatine Bridge, Palenville, Palisades, Palmyra, Panama, Paradox, Paris, Parish, Parksville, Patchogue, Patterson, Pattersonville, Paul Smiths, Pavilion, Pawling, Pearl River, Peconic, Peekskill, Pelham, Penfield, Pennellville, Penn Yan, Perry, Perrysburg, Peru, Petersburg, Phelps, Philadelphia, Phoenicia, Phoenix, Piermont, Piffard, Pine Bush, Pine City, Pine Hill, Pine Island, Pine Plains, Pine Valley, Piseco, Pitcher, Pittsford, Plainview, Plandome, Plattsburgh, Pleasant Valley, Pleasantville, Plessis, Plymouth, Poestenkill, Point Lookout, Poland, Pomona, Pond Eddy, Portageville, Port Byron, Port Chester, Port Crane, Porter Corners, Port Ewen, Port Henry, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Port Jeff Sta, Port Jervis, Portland, Portlandville, Port Leyden, Portville, Port Washington, Potsdam, Pottersville, Poughkeepsie, Poughquag, Pound Ridge, Prattsburgh, Prattsville, Preble, Preston Hollow, Prospect, Pulaski, Pulteney, Purchase, Purdys, Purling, Putnam Station, Putnam Valley, Queensbury, Queens Village, Quogue, Randolph, Ransomville, Ravena, Red Creek, Redfield, Redford, Red Hook, Redwood, Rego Park, Remsen, Remsenburg, Rensselaer, Rensselaerville, Rexford, Rexville, Rhinebeck, Richfield Springs, Richford, Richland, Richmond Hill, Richmondville, Ridge, Ridgewood, Ripley, Riverhead, Rochester, Rockaway Beac, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Rock City Falls, Rock Hill, Rock Stream, Rock Tavern, Rockville Centre, Rocky Point, Rodman, Rome, Romulus, Ronkonkoma, Roosevelt, Roscoe, Roseboom, Rosedale, Rosendale, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Rotterdam Junction, Round Lake, Round Top, Rouses Point, Roxbury, Rush, Rushford, Rushville, Rye, Rye Brook, Sackets Harbor, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, Saint Albans, Saint James, Saint Johnsville, Saint Regis Falls, Salamanca, Salem, Salisbury Center, Salisbury Mills, Saltaire, Salt Point, Sanborn, Sand Lake, Sands Point, Sandy Creek, Saranac, Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs, Sardinia, Saugerties, Sauquoit, Savannah, Savona, Sayville, Scarsdale, Schaghticoke, Schenectady, Schenevus, Schodack Landing, Schoharie, Schroon Lake, Schuyler Falls, Schuylerville, Scio, Scipio Center, Scotia, Scottsburg, Scottsville, Sea Cliff, Seaford, Selden, Selkirk, Seneca Falls, Setauket, Severance, S Farmingdale, Shandaken, Sharon Springs, Shelter Island, Shelter Island Heights, Sherburne, Sherman, Sherrill, Shirley, Shokan, Shoreham, Shortsville, Shrub Oak, Shushan, Sidney, Sidney Center, Silver Creek, Silver Springs, Sinclairville, Skaneateles, Slate Hill, Slaterville Springs, Sleepy Hollow, Slingerlands, Sloansville, Sloatsburg, Smithtown, Smithville Flats, Smyrna, Sodus, Sodus Point, Solvay, Somers, Sound Beach, Southampton, South Cairo, South Dayton, South Fallsburg, South Farmingdale, Southfields, South Floral Park, South Glens Falls, South Hempstead, South Kortright, South New Berlin, Southold, South Otselic, South Ozone Park, South Plymouth, South Richmond Hill, South Salem, South Setauket, South Wales, Sparkill, Sparrow Bush, Speculator, Spencer, Spencerport, Spencertown, Speonk, Sprakers, Springfield Center, Springfield Gardens, Spring Valley, Springville, Springwater, Staatsburg, Stafford, Stamford, Stanfordville, Stanley, Staten Island, Stephentown, Sterling, Stewart Manor, Stillwater, Stittville, St James, Stockton, Stone Ridge, Stony Brook, Stony Creek, Stony Point, Stormville, Stratford, Strykersville, Stuyvesant, Suffern, Summit, Sundown, Sunnyside, Surprise, Swain, Swan Lake, Sylvan Beach, Syosset, Syracuse, Taberg, Tannersville, Tappan, Tarrytown, Theresa, Thiells, Thompson Ridge, Thornwood, Three Mile Bay, Ticonderoga, Tillson, Tivoli, Tomkins Cove, Tonawanda, Treadwell, Troupsburg, Troy, Trumansburg, Truxton, Tuckahoe, Tully, Tupper Lake, Turin, Tuxedo Park, Ulster Park, Unadilla, Uniondale, Union Springs, Upper Jay, Utica, Valatie, Valhalla, Valley Cottage, Valley Falls, Valley Stream, Van Etten, Van Hornesville, Varysburg, Verbank, Vermontville, Vernon, Vernon Center, Verona, Verona Beach, Vestal, Victor, Voorheesville, Waccabuc, Wading River, Wainscott, Walden, Wallkill, Walton, Walworth, Wantagh, Wappingers Falls, Warners, Warnerville, Warrensburg, Warsaw, Warwick, Washington Mills, Washingtonville, Wassaic, Waterford, Waterloo, Water Mill, Waterport, Watertown, Waterville, Watervliet, Watkins Glen, Waverly, Wayland, Webster, Weedsport, Wellesley Island, Wells, Wells Bridge, Wellsburg, Wellsville, West Babylon, West Burlington, Westbury, West Chazy, West Coxsackie, Westdale, West Edmeston, West Ellicott, Westerlo, Westernville, West Falls, Westfield, Westford, West Fulton, West Gilgo Beach, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, West Harrison, West Haverstraw, West Hempstead, West Henrietta, West Hurley, West Islip, West Kill, West Leyden, West Monroe, Westmoreland, West Nyack, West Oneonta, West Point, Westport, West Sand Lake, West Sayville, West Seneca, West Shokan, Westtown, West Valley, West Winfield, Wevertown, W Gilgo Beach, Wheatley Heights, Wheatley Hts, Whippleville, Whitehall, White Lake, White Plains, Whitesboro, Whitestone, White Sulphur Springs, Whitesville, Whitney Point, Willet, Williamson, Williamstown, Williamsville, Williston Park, Willow, Willsboro, Willseyville, Wilmington, Wilson, Windham, Windsor, Wingdale, Witherbee, Wolcott, Woodbourne, Woodbury, Woodgate, Woodhaven, Woodhull, Woodmere, Woodridge, Woodside, Woodstock, Worcester, Wurtsboro, Wyandanch, Wynantskill, Wyoming, Yaphank, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights, Yorkville, Youngstown, Youngsville, Yulan
For more information, see Washington County New York wiki