Greenfield, New York

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Greenfield is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 7,362 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Greenfield, New Hampshire.

The Town of Greenfield is an interior town. The town is northwest of Saratoga Springs, which it borders.

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History

The town was settled first around 1786.

The town was formed in 1793 from parts of the Towns of Saratoga and Ballston. The size was reduced in 1794 by contributions of part of its territory to newer towns: Day, Corinth, and Hadley.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 67.7 square miles (175.4 km²), of which, 67.4 square miles (174.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.46%) is water.

Greenfield is the largest town in the county, based on area.

Route 9N, a north-south highway, passes through east part of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,362 people, 2,761 households, and 2,007 families residing in the town. The population density was 109.2 people per square mile (42.2/km²). There were 3,222 housing units at an average density of 47.8/sq mi (18.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.45% White, 0.65% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 2,761 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.05.

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