Orangetown, New York

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Orangetown is a triangle-shaped town in Rockland County, New York, United States located in the southeast part of the county. It is northwest of New York City; north of New Jersey; east of the town of Ramapo; south of the town of Clarkstown; west of the Hudson River. The population was 47,711 at the 2000 census.[1]

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History

Orangetown was first settled around 1680. The town of Orangetown was the first town formed in Rockland County, after the county was established.[citation needed]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81.2 km²), of which, 24.2 square miles (62.6 km²) of it is land and 7.2 square miles (18.6 km²) of it (22.92%) is water.

The eastern border is defined by the Hudson River and the south border is New Jersey. The town is bordered to the north by the town of Clarkstown and to the northwest by the town of Ramapo.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 47,711 people, 17,330 households, and 11,940 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,973.1 people per square mile (761.8/km²). There were 17,827 housing units at an average density of 737.3/sq mi (284.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.97% White, 5.88% African American, 0.11% Native American, 6.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.66% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.02% of the population.

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