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Ghent, New York
—  CDP  —
Ghent, New York is located in New York
Ghent, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°19′45″N 73°37′0″W / 42.32917°N 73.616667°W / 42.32917; -73.616667
Country United States
State New York
County Columbia
 - Total 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 - Land 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 586
 - Density 380.6/sq mi (146.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12075
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-28860
GNIS feature ID 0951055

Ghent is a census-designated place (CDP) in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 586 at the 2000 census.

The community is located in the northeast part of the town of Ghent, northeast of the city of Hudson.

Ghent was originally known as Squampamock.



Ghent is located at 42°19′45″N 73°36′59″W / 42.32917°N 73.61639°W / 42.32917; -73.61639 (42.329228, -73.616596)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 586 people, 238 households, and 170 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 380.6 per square mile (146.9/km²). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 162.4/sq mi (62.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.95% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,538, and the median income for a family was $55,543. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,471. None of the families and 3.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 18.5% of those over 64.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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