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Chatham (town), New York
The Town of Chatham has a village also called Chatham on its south town line.
The north town line is the border of Rensselaer County, New York.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 138.7 km² (53.5 mi²). 138.0 km² (53.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.50% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,249 people, 1,762 households, and 1,196 families residing in the town. The population density is 30.8/km² (79.8/mi²). There are 2,110 housing units at an average density of 15.3/km² (39.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.00% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,762 households out of which 29.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% are married couples living together, 8.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% are non-families. 25.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the town the population is spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $49,234, and the median income for a family is $60,097. Males have a median income of $40,067 versus $26,452 for females. The per capita income for the town is $28,599. 6.6% of the population and 4.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.6% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations is the Town of Chatham
- Chatham -- The Village of Chatham is partly in the town.
- Chatham Center --
- Maiden Bridge --
- New Concord --
- North Chatham --
- Old Chatham --
- Rock City --
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