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Cornwall, New York
The Town of Cornwall is in the eastern part of the county.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,307 people, 4,625 households, and 3,330 families residing in the town. The population density is 177.2/km² (458.8/mi²). There are 4,852 housing units at an average density of 69.8/km² (180.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 94.68% White, 1.32% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 5.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,625 households out of which 36.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% are non-families. 24.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.18.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $59,537, and the median income for a family is $74,195. Males have a median income of $52,813 versus $37,546 for females. The per capita income for the town is $28,509. 5.0% of the population and 3.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in Cornwall
- Bethlehem --
- Canterbury --
- Cornwall on Hudson -- The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson is in the eastern part of the town.
- Cornwall Landing --
- Firthcliffe -- A hamlet.
- Firthcliffe Heights --
- Idlewild --
- Meadowbrook --
- Mountainville --
- Orrs Mill --
- Salisbury -- Part of the hamlet of Salisbury.
- Storm King State Park -- A state park by the Hudson River.
- West Cornwall --
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