Charlton, New York

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Charlton is a town in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 3,954 at the 2000 census. The town is named after a notable physician.

The Town of Charlton is located in the southwest part of the county and is north of Schenectady.

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History

The region was first settled around 1770.

The town was formed in 1792 from the Town of Ballston immediately after Saratoga County was established. The town was previously known as "New Freehold" due to the number of settlers from Freehold, New Jersey.

Notable residents

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.8 square miles (85.0 km²), of which, 32.8 square miles (85.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Schenectady County, and the west town line is the border of Montgomery County.

New York State Route 67 (Amsterdam Road) is an east-west highway which intersects New York State Route 147, a north-south highway, north of West Charlton.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,954 people, 1,429 households, and 1,204 families residing in the town. The population density was 120.5 people per square mile (46.5/km²). There were 1,464 housing units at an average density of 44.6/sq mi (17.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.46% White, 0.28% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 1,429 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.7% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.00.

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