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Greenport, New York  |  Wiki

Greenport is a town in Columbia CountyNew York, United States. The population was 4,165 at the 2010 census. The town is on the west border of the county and surrounds the city of Hudson on three sides. US 9 passes through the town. Olana State Historic Site is located in the south part of the town. It was the former home of Hudson artist Frederic Edwin Church and is decorated in a Persian style.

Olana (photo by Peter Aaron)

 Communities and locations in Greenport

Greendale – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town, on the east bank of the Hudson River.

Greenport Center – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.

Hudson – The city of Hudson is surrounded on three sides by the northern part of the town.

Rogers Island – An island in the Hudson River in the southwest part of the town.

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1       Geography

2       History

3       Demographics

4       Politics

5       Education

6       Economy and employment

7       Transportation

8       Places of interest

9       Architecture

10     Arts

11      Shopping, dining, and accommodation

12      Media

13      Notable residents

14      External links

 

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Greenport has a total area of 20.5 square miles (53.1 km2), of which 18.6 square miles (48.2 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), or 9.18%, is water. The west town line is defined by the city of Hudson and the center of the Hudson River, with Greene County on the opposite shore. The Rip Van Winkle bridge in the south part of the town connects Greenport to the village of Catskill.

History

The region was explored by Henry Hudson in 1609. The town was established in 1837 from part of the city of Hudson and was previously part of the town of Claverack. Greenport was the last town founded in the county.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,180 people, 1,777 households, and 1,144 families residing in the town. The population density was 222.7 people per square mile (86.0/km²). There were 1,896 housing units at an average density of 101.0 per square mile (39.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.10% White, 5.10% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% of the population.

There were 1,777 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,394, and the median income for a family was $47,452. Males had a median income of $35,250 versus $26,381 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,543. About 6.1% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Education

Columbia–Greene Community College 

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Transportation

 

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Places of interest

Olana State Historic Park 

Architecture

 Old Turtle House, Post Road

Arts

Frederic Church – View of the Catskills from Olana

Shopping, dining, and accommodation

Mount Merino Manor

Media

 

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Notable residents

Frederic Edwin ChurchHudson River School painter

 

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