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Cortlandt, New York
Location of Cortlandt, New York
|• Total||50.02 sq mi (129.54 km2)|
|• Land||39.26 sq mi (101.68 km2)|
|• Water||10.76 sq mi (27.86 km2)|
|Elevation||318 ft (97 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,090.76/sq mi (421.15/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0978871|
Cortlandt is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States, located at the northwestern edge of the county, at the eastern terminus of the Bear Mountain Bridge. The town includes the villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson.
The town is bordered on the west by the Hudson River and the city of Peekskill. It is bordered to the north by the towns of Philipstown and Putnam Valley in Putnam County, to 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 50.0 square miles (129.5 km2), of which 39.3 square miles (101.7 km2) is land and 10.8 square miles (27.9 km2), or 21.51%, is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2000 census there were 38,467 people in 13,517 households, including 10,137 families, 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 per square mile (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 13,517 households 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.3% of households were one person and 8.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.22.
The age distribution was 26.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.
The median household income was $75,442 and the median family income was $89,053. Males had a median income of $59,949 versus $41,115 for females. The per capita income for the town was $33,432. About 2.9% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Cortlandt
- Buchanan – the Village of Buchanan
- Chimney Corners – a hamlet north of Croton-on-Hudson
- Cortlandt Manor – an area in the town of Cortlandt
- Croton-on-Hudson – the Village of Croton-on-Hudson
- Crugers – a hamlet of Cortlandt. Includes the Cortlandt train station.
- Furnace Woods
- Mohegan Lake – a hamlet partially in the town of Cortlandt
- Montrose – a hamlet of Cortlandt
- Mount Airy – a neighborhood
- Oscawana – includes Oscawana Island
- Roe Park
- Teatown – a hamlet partially in the town of Cortlandt
- Van Cortlandtville – The John Jones Homestead, Old St. Peter's Church, and Van Cortlandtville School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Verplanck – a hamlet of Cortlandt
U.S. Route 9 passes through the town along the Hudson River side.
The Appalachian Trail (AT) runs through a very small portion of the north west portion of the town near and over the Bear Mountain Bridge, which is the only section of the AT in Westchester County NY.
In Spanish: Cortlandt (Nueva York) para niños
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