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West Point, New York
- For other meanings, see West Point (disambiguation).
West Point is a federal military base (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the area had a total population of 7,138. The United States Military Academy is located at West Point and is often itself called "West Point".
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,138 people, 996 households, and 939 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 113.3/km² (293.4/mi²). There are 1,044 housing units at an average density of 16.6/km² (42.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 82.31% White, 9.09% African American, 0.50% Native American, 3.35% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. 6.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 996 households out of which 75.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 87.8% are married couples living together, 4.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 5.7% are non-families. 5.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.53 and the average family size is 3.66.
The age distribution is 21.9% under the age of 18, 51.2% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 3.8% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 21 years. For every 100 females there are 207.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 259.7 males. All of these statistics are typical for military bases.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $56,516, and the median income for a family is $56,364. Males have a median income of $7,302 versus $10,741 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $13,158. 2.0% of the population and 2.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.6% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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