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Greenport, New York
—  Town  —
Greenport, New York is located in New York
Greenport, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°13′50″N 73°47′42″W / 42.23056°N 73.795°W / 42.23056; -73.795
Country United States
State New York
County Columbia
Established 1837
Area
 - Total 20.5 sq mi (53.1 km2)
 - Land 18.8 sq mi (48.6 km2)
 - Water 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,180
 - Density 222.7/sq mi (86.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12534
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-30565
GNIS feature ID 0979021
Website www.townofgreenport.com
Greenport is also a village in Suffolk County, New York.

Greenport is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 4,180 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Greenport is on the west border of the county and surrounds the City of Hudson on three sides. US 9 passes through the town.

A state historical site, Olana, is located in the south part of the town. It was the former home of Hudson artist Frederic Edwin Church and is decorated in a Persian style.

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History

The region was explored by Henry Hudson in 1609. The town was established in 1837 from part of the City of Hudson and was previously part of the Town of Claverack. Greenport was the last town founded in the county.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.5 square miles (53.1 km²), of which, 18.8 square miles (48.6 km²) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it (8.39%) is water.

The west town line is defined by the City of Hudson and the Hudson River, with Greene County, New York on the opposite shore. A bridge in the south part of the town connects Greenport to Village of Catskill.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,180 people, 1,777 households, and 1,144 families residing in the town. The population density was 222.7 people per square mile (86.0/km²). There were 1,896 housing units at an average density of 101.0/sq mi (39.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.10% White, 5.10% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% of the population.

There were 1,777 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,394, and the median income for a family was $47,452. Males had a median income of $35,250 versus $26,381 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,543. About 6.1% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Greenport

  • Columbia-Greene Community College – A two-year public college in the south part of the town near the Olana Historical site.
  • Greendale – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town, on the east bank of the Hudson River.
  • Greenport Center – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Hudson – The City of Hudson is at the north town line.
  • Olana State Historic Site – The home of a former artist is in the south part of the town.
  • Rogers Island – An island in the Hudson River in the southwest part of the town

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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