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New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.

Hyde Park is a town located in the northwest part of Dutchess County, New York, United States, just north of the city of Poughkeepsie. The town is most famous for being the birthplace of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. There is also a village named New Hyde Park on Long Island, and a hamlet named Hyde Park in Otsego County, near Cooperstown, New York.Settlement of the region officially began around 1742, but may have begun as early as 1710. The name of the area was changed to Hyde Park around 1810. Previously, it was part of the Fauconnier Patent and was named Stoutenburgh, after an early settler. Part of the town was from the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 103.2 square kilometers and 95.7 square kilometers of it is land and 7.5 square kilometers of it is water. The Hudson River defines the west town line, which is at the border of Ulster County. It also borders Poughkeepsie, New York to the East and Kingston, New York to the West.

The population was 20,851 at the 2000 census and 20,866  of 2005 U.S. Census Estimate. US Route 9 passes through the town near the river.In the town the population was spread out with 24.7 percent under the age of 18, 11.2 percent from 18 to 24, 28.5 percent from 25 to 44, 23.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Hyde Park enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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