Marlborough, New York

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Marlborough is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 8,263 at the 2000 census. The town was named after the Duke of Marlborough.

The Town of Marlborough is in the southeast part of the county. U.S. Route 9W passes through the eastern part of the town. US Route 44 and NY 55 cross the northwest corner of the town.



A land grant (patent) of this territory was made to Captain John Evans of the Royal Navy in 1694, and one of his first settlers arrived in 1697.

The region was part of the Newburgh Precinct and was set apart in 1772. The Town of Marlborough was formed in 1788 during a period of town formation in the county. Part of the town was used to create the Town of Plattekill in 1800.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.5 square miles (68.6 km²), of which, 24.8 square miles (64.3 km²) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²) of it (6.30%) is water.

The east town line, marked by the Hudson River is the border of Dutchess County, and the south town line is the border of Orange County.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,263 people, 3,020 households, and 2,144 families residing in the town. The population density was 332.8 people per square mile (128.5/km²). There were 3,176 housing units at an average density of 127.9/sq mi (49.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.48% White, 2.82% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

There were 3,020 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.25.

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