New Baltimore, New York

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New Baltimore is a town in Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 3,417 at the 2000 census.

The Town of New Baltimore is in the northeast part of the county.

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History

The region was part of the Mahican homeland. The town was settled around 1700 and was included in early Dutch and English patents. New Baltimore was formed as a town in 1811 from the Town of Coxsackie.

In 1900, the town population was 1,536.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.1 square miles (111.7 km²), of which, 41.6 square miles (107.7 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) of it (3.55%) is water. Home of world famous antique dealer Peter Luke. Home of state historical land mark home on Route 9W.

The east town line is defined by the Hudson River and is the border of Columbia County, New York. The north town line is the border of Albany County, New York.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) and U.S. Route 9W pass through the town, the former generating a substantial number of speeding tickets in the New Baltimore Town Court, though not as many as Athens and Coxsackie to the south.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,417 people, 1,269 households, and 949 families residing in the town. The population density was 82.2 people per square mile (31.7/km²). There were 1,406 housing units at an average density of 33.8/sq mi (13.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.40% White, 0.70% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 1,269 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.02.

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