Wingdale, New York

Wingdale is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Dover in Dutchess County, New York, United States. It was first listed as a CDP prior to the 2020 census.[2]

Wingdale, New York
Northbound NY 22 and eastbound NY 55 as they pass through Wingdale
Northbound NY 22 and eastbound NY 55 as they pass through Wingdale
Wingdale is located in New York
Wingdale is located in the United States
Coordinates: 41°38′48″N 73°34′4″W / 41.64667°N 73.56778°W / 41.64667; -73.56778Coordinates: 41°38′48″N 73°34′4″W / 41.64667°N 73.56778°W / 41.64667; -73.56778
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total2.60 sq mi (6.73 km2)
 • Land2.57 sq mi (6.65 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
425 ft (130 m)
 • Total1,051
 • Density409.43/sq mi (158.11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code845
FIPS code36-82579
GNIS feature ID2806935[2]

The community is in southeastern Dutchess County, in the southern part of Dover. The hamlet of Wingdale is in the northern part of the CDP, while a campus of Olivet University is in the south, on the grounds of the former Harlem Valley State Hospital, and scattered housing occupies the hills in the eastern part of the CDP. The Swamp River, a north-flowing tributary of the Tenmile River, part of the Housatonic River watershed, runs through the center of the CDP.

New York State Route 22 runs through the CDP, passing east of Wingdale hamlet. The highway leads north 7 miles (11 km) to Dover Plains and south the same distance to Pawling. State Route 55 runs concurrently with NY 22 to the south, but turns east at Wingdale and leads 6 miles (10 km) to Gaylordsville, Connecticut. Wingdale is 21 miles (34 km) east of Poughkeepsie and 23 miles (37 km) northwest of Danbury, Connecticut.

The Metro-North Harlem Valley–Wingdale station is adjacent to Olivet University in the southern part of the CDP.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


Wingdale is the former home of the Dover Drag Strip, a dragstrip that existed from 1961 to 1976.[4]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Wingdale Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Motavalli, Jim (10 May 2010). "Memories of a New York Dragstrip". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2023.