Located on the banks of the majestic Hudson River, Rhinebeck is a beautiful historic area in Northern Dutchess County and is 100 miles north of New York City, easily accessible by Amtrak. It boasts over 400 National Historic Register sites, fabulous restaurants, charming boutiques and shops, numerous B&B's, and prestigious Bard College only a few miles away.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,077 people, 1,376 households, and 690 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,902.1 people per square mile (733.4/km2). There were 1,463 housing units at an average density of 904.4/sq mi (348.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.54% White, 1.92% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 1.14% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.96% of the population.
In the village the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years.