Clinton, Dutchess County, New York

related topics
{household, population, female}
{town, population, incorporate}
{area, part, region}
{line, north, south}


Clinton is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 4,010 at the 2000 census. The town is named after George Clinton, an early governor of New York.

The Town of Clinton is in the northwest quadrant of Dutchess County. It contains over 70 miles (110 km) of roads.[citation needed]

Contents

History

Clinton was first settled around 1755. The town was part of the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697. The town was established in 1786 from territory from the Towns of "Charlotte" and Rhinebeck. In 1821, Clinton split to form the current Towns of Hyde Park and Pleasant Valley. Clinton participated in the Civil War with men enlisting in the 128th and 150th regiments. After the war ended, the hamlet of Clinton Corners served as a stop for the Poughkeepsie and Eastern Railroad. This contributed to the development of the Grove amusement Park near Upton Lake. After the Poughkeepsie and Eastern declined with the advent of the automobile, the park closed. During the last half of the 20th century, the Town of Clinton has transformed from an agricultural to a residential center.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100.6 km²), of which, 38.5 square miles (99.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (0.95%) is water.

The Taconic State Parkway passes through the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,010 people, 1,502 households, and 1,120 families residing in the town. The population density was 104.3 people per square mile (40.3/km²). There were 1,734 housing units at an average density of 45.1/sq mi (17.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.03% White, 1.60% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

Full article ▸

related documents
Catharine, New York
Union Vale, New York
Grafton, New York
Dill City, Oklahoma
Maramec, Oklahoma
Terlton, Oklahoma
Annabella, Utah
Java, New York
New Scotland, New York
Gans, Oklahoma
Society Hill, South Carolina
Murray, New York
Rochester, Ulster County, New York
Truxton, New York
La Crosse, Virginia
Thurston, New York
Westport, Oklahoma
Lisbon, Connecticut
Phillipston, Massachusetts
Warren Park, Indiana
Sabattus, Maine
Rosalia, Washington
Worthington, Massachusetts
Dover, Vermont
Westhampton, Massachusetts
Brandon, New York
Volney, New York
Petersham, Massachusetts
Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Nelson, New York