Newburgh, New York

Newburgh: City in New York


Newburgh is a city located in the county of Orange in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 29,801 and a population density of 2,405 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 31,524 inhabitants.

The city was created 315 years ago in 1708.

Newburgh, New York is a city in Orange County. With a population of 28,146 as of the 2020 census, it is a principal city of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown metropolitan area.

Newburgh was founded by Colonel William Bard in 1709 and was called "Bard's Town" until it was incorporated under the name of "Newburgh" in 1784. It became a port for merchant vessels traveling between New York City and Albany, which was then the capital of New York State. In 1776 during the American Revolutionary War, it was captured by British forces.

The city remained under British control until it was returned to American control with the end of fighting in 1815. In 1865, during the American Civil War, it was again occupied by Union forces; they did not leave until 1883.

In 1926, during Prohibition, speakeasies were outlawed in New York; however, alcohol could be sold so long as it was not made known publicly who purchased it.

Newburgh locator map
Location of Newburgh on New York map.

Quick Facts about Newburgh

Population : 31,524 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Orange County
Different from : Newburgh (town), New York
Postal code : 12550
Phone Area Codes : 845
Area : 12.39 km2
Official name : Newburgh
Altitude : 128 feet / 39 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1709 (315 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 16:08:24 (20th June 2024)
Density : 2,544 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.47% (2010-2020)
Downtown Newburgh from Beacon image
Downtown Newburgh from Beacon
Downtown Newburgh from Beacon image


Newburgh is located at 41°30'12"N 74°0'38"W (41.5034300, -74.0104200).

Newburgh map


The population of Newburgh increased by 5.47% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 28,259 - census
2010 29,801 5.17% census
2011 30,714 2.97% estimation process
2012 30,570 -0.47% estimation process
2013 30,457 -0.37% estimation process
2014 30,427 -0.1% estimation process
2015 30,551 0.41% estimation process
2016 30,595 0.14% estimation process
2017 30,839 0.79% estimation process
2018 31,007 0.54% estimation process
2019 31,494 1.55% estimation process
2020 31,524 0.1% estimation process

Newburgh zip code is 12550. County name: Orange, County fips: 36071

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People born in Newburgh (75)

People born in Newburgh, including lawyer and politician Geraldine Ferraro, author James Patterson, landscape designer & horticulturalist Andrew Jackson Downing, .


Schools in Newburgh

College & universities near Newburgh, NY

Code Name City ZIP
193353 Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh (NY) 12550
490504 Yeshiva Ohr Naftoli New Windsor (NY) 12553-8006
197036 United States Military Academy West Point (NY) 10996-1905
197133 Vassar College Poughkeepsie (NY) 12604
446604 Uta Mesivta of Kiryas Joel Monroe (NY) 10950

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near Newburgh, NY

Code Name Address Type
POU Poughkeepsie station 41 Main St. RAIL
CRT Croton–Harmon station 1 Croton Point Avenue RAIL
RHI Rhinecliff–Kingston station Hutton and Charles Sts. RAIL
STM Stamford Transportation Center Washington Blvd and South State St. RAIL
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Newburgh , Indiana city in Warrick County, Indiana, United States with a population of 3,285 people.

Other cities in Orange County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Orange County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Kiryas Joel 28,953 Town
Middletown 28,023 City in Orange County, New York, United States
New Windsor 27,475 Town in Carroll County, Maryland, United States
Blooming Grove 17,464 City in Orange County, New York, United States of America
Cornwall 12,361 Village in United States of America
Woodbury 10,879 Town in Orange County, New York
Monroe 9,351 Town in New York, United States
Scotchtown 9,212 Census-designated place in Orange County, New York
Port Jervis 8,453 City in Orange County, New York
Orange Lake 6,982 City in New York, United States of America
Walden 6,839 Village in the Town of Montgomery, Orange County, New York, United States
Warwick 6,711 Township in New York
Mount Hope 6,558 City in Orange County, New York, United States of America
Washingtonville 5,730 City in Ohio, United States of America
Hamptonburgh 5,506 Town in New York, United States
Goshen 5,337 County seat of Orange County, New York, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Newburgh distances to largest New York cities