Cortlandt, New York

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Cortlandt is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 38,467 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Cortlandt is in the northwest part of the county. The town includes the villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson.

Commuter service to New York City is available via the Cortlandt train station and the Croton-Harmon Train Station, served by Metro-North Railroad.

US Route 9 passes through the town along the Hudson River side.

It is not to be confused with Cortland, New York.



The town is bordered on the west by the Hudson River and the City of Peekskill. It is bordered to the north by Putnam County, the east by Yorktown and on the south by the towns of New Castle and Ossining.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.2 square miles (129.9 km²), of which, 39.7 square miles (102.7 km²) of it is land and 10.5 square miles (27.2 km²) of it (20.93%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 38,467 people, 13,517 households, and 10,137 families residing in the town. The population density was 969.7 people per square mile (374.4/km²). There were 14,065 housing units at an average density of 354.5/sq mi (136.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.60% White, 4.59% African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.57% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.35% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.19% of the population.

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