West Point, New York

census-designated place in the U.S. state of New York

West Point is the oldest occupied military post in the United States. It is located on the Hudson River in New York, West Point.

West Point, New York
Aerial view of West Point, 2013. West Point is at center on the near (western) side of the Hudson river. Highland Falls is at right; Cold Spring is at left, across the river in Putnam County.
Aerial view of West Point, 2013. West Point is at center on the near (western) side of the Hudson river. Highland Falls is at right; Cold Spring is at left, across the river in Putnam County.
Location in Orange County and the county of New York.
Location in Orange County and the county of New York.
West Point, New York is located in New York
West Point, New York
West Point, New York
Location in the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°23′N 73°58′W / 41.383°N 73.967°W / 41.383; -73.967Coordinates: 41°23′N 73°58′W / 41.383°N 73.967°W / 41.383; -73.967
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyOrange
Area
 • Total25.1 sq mi (64.9 km2)
 • Land24.3 sq mi (63.0 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,763
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
10996–10997
Area code(s)845
FIPS code36-80747[1]

It is made up of 16,000 acres (6,500 ha) including the campus of the United States Military Academy, which is commonly called "West Point".

It is a Census Designated Place (CDP) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York,[2][3] located on the western bank of the Hudson River. The population was 6,763 at the 2010 census.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. Highlands town, New York." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 25, 2011.
  3. "West Point CDP, New York." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 25, 2011.