Stockport, New York

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Stockport is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 2,933 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Stockport is in the northwest part of the county.

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History

The region was settled around 1657. Stockport was created in 1833 from parts of the Towns of Ghent and Stuyvesant and the City of Hudson. The Church of St. John the Evangelist was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.1 square miles (34.1 km²), of which, 11.6 square miles (30.1 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it (11.48%) is water.

The west town line is defined by the Hudson River, which marks the border of Greene County, New York.

Stockport Creek is a tributary of the Hudson and is formed at the junction of Kinderhook Creek and Claverack Creek.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,933 people, 1,116 households, and 805 families residing in the town. The population density was 251.9 people per square mile (97.3/km²). There were 1,204 housing units at an average density of 103.4/sq mi (39.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.49% White, 1.60% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 1,116 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% 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 3.04.

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