Glen, New York

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Glen is a town in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 2,222 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Jacob S.Glen, an early landowner.

The Town of Glen is centrally located in the county, southwest of the City of Amsterdam.



Glen was inside the original Town of Mohawk, which was subdivided out of existence. Glen was first settled in the 18th century, around 1725.

The town was formed in 1823 from the Town of Charleston.

In 1846, the community of Fultonville set itself apart from the town by incorporating as a village.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.3 sq mi (102 km2), of which, 38.7 sq mi (100 km2) of it is land and 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) of it (1.50%) is water.

The Mohawk River forms the north town line, and the Schoharie Creek forms the east town line.

The New York State Thruway crosses the north part of Glen at the south bank of the Mohawk River. New York State Route 5S parallels the Thruway. New York State Route 30A is a north-south highway that intersects New York State Route 161 at Glen village.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,222 people, 781 households, and 567 families residing in the town. The population density was 57.4 people per square mile (22.2/km²). There were 863 housing units at an average density of 22.3/sq mi (8.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.59% White, 1.98% African-American, 0.23% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 2.25% of the population.

There were 781 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.6 males.

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