North East, New York

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North East is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 3,002 at the 2000 census.

The Town of North East is in the northeastern part of the county. US Route 44 crosses the town.



Part of the town was from the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697 and part of the Little Nine Partners Patent of 1706. The town was first settled around 1725, in a region called "The Oblong," which was not part of the Patent.

The Town of Northeast was formed in 1788. Parts of the town were lost to form the Towns of Milan (1818) and Pine Plains (1823).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 113.2 km² (43.7 mi²). 112.4 km² (43.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.76% water.

The north town line is the border of Columbia County, New York, but a small part of the town line borders Massachusetts. The east town line is the border of Connecticut.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,002 people, 1,146 households, and 778 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.2 people per square mile (26.7/km²). There were 1,366 housing units at an average density of 31.5/sq mi (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.60% White, 2.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.26% of the population.

There were 1,146 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97.

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