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Middleburgh, New York
Country United States
State New York
County Schoharie
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,398
 • Density 1,163.6/sq mi (449.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12122
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-46866
GNIS feature ID 0957144

Middleburgh is a village in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 1,398 at the 2000 census. The Village of Middleburgh is in the southwest part of the Town of Middleburgh and is west of Albany.


The village is the site where the town was first settled around 1713. It was named after Middelburg, the capital of Zeeland, one of the provinces of the (then) Dutch Republic and the current Netherlands.

"Middleburg" and "Middleburgh" have been used interchangeably in the past, as seen on old maps of the area. In the early 1980s the final "H" was added to road signs outside the village. In 2004, the Post Office finally added the "H". The only "missing H" to be found today is the name on the "Middleburg Diner".

The village was incorporated in 1881.

The historic Middleburgh-Schoharie Railroad was half-based in the village.

The Bellinger-Dutton House, Dr. Christopher S. Best House and Office, St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, United States Post Office, and Upper Middleburgh Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Middleburgh is located at 42°35′47″N 74°19′51″W / 42.59639°N 74.33083°W / 42.59639; -74.33083 (42.596627, -74.330922).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

The Schoharie Creek passes the village, where it is joined by the Little Schoharie Creek and Stony Creek.

New York State Route 30 (River Street) and New York State Route 145 (Main Street) intersect in the village at the bridge over Schoharie Creek.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 863
1880 1,123 30.1%
1890 1,139 1.4%
1900 1,135 −0.4%
1910 1,114 −1.9%
1920 986 −11.5%
1930 948 −3.9%
1940 1,074 13.3%
1950 1,298 20.9%
1960 1,317 1.5%
1970 1,410 7.1%
1980 1,358 −3.7%
1990 1,436 5.7%
2000 1,398 −2.6%
2010 1,500 7.3%
Est. 2015 1,437 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,398 people, 595 households, and 371 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,163.6 people per square mile (449.8/km²). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 555.2 per square mile (214.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.78% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 1.07% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.65% of the population.

There were 595 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,583, and the median income for a family was $44,286. Males had a median income of $31,438 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,948. About 12.2% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.9% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

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