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Encyclopedia > Clifton Park, New York

Clifton Park is a town in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 32,995 at the 2000 census. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Saratoga County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... NY redirects here. ...


The Town of Clifton Park is on the south border of the county.

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History

The town was created as "Clifton" in 1828 from the Town of Halfmoon. It was the last town created in the county and changed its name to "Clifton Park" in 1829. First settlements in the area were in the end of the 17th Century. The town originally consisted of farmland but when the Northway was built through the town the population and residential and commercial areas of the town skyrocketed. The Town or area was named in 1707 by Naning Harmansen. At that time Nanning Harmansen sent letters to Lord Cornbury requesting letters of Patent for Land he bought from the Indians known as Shenendehowa. He also stated in this correspondence that he wanted the Patent to be known by "Your name of Cliftons Park" This is where and when Clifton Park originated. 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Halfmoon is a town in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 18,474 at the 2000 census. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ...


Geography

The south town line, defined by the Mohawk River is the border of Schenectady County, New York and part of Albany County. Interstate 87, The Northway, passes through the eastern part of the town. For other uses, see Mohawk River (disambiguation) The Mohawk River is a major waterway in north-central New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1809 Seat Schenectady Area  - Total  - Water 543 km² (210 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 1. ... Location in the state of New York Formed November 1, 1683 Seat Albany Area  - Total  - Water 1,381 km² (533 mi²) 25 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... Interstate 87 (abbreviated I-87) is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 130.1 km² (50.2 mi²). 125.8 km² (48.6 mi²) of it is land and 4.3 km² (1.6 mi²) of it (3.29%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 32,995 people, 12,581 households, and 9,360 families residing in the town. The population density was 262.3/km² (679.4/mi²). There were 13,069 housing units at an average density of 103.9/km² (269.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.89% White, 1.22% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 12,581 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% 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 3.07. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $68,999, and the median income for a family was $81,410. Males had a median income of $56,030 versus $36,752 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,997. About 1.2% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The public school district in the town is the Shenendehowa Central School District, located on Route 146. The Shenendehowa Central School District is located in Clifton Park, New York, a suburb 12 miles north of Albany, NY. The district is well known in the area for both academics and athletics, and for its large size. ...


Recreation

There are many opportunities for youth involvement in typical sports teams such as football, baseball, soccer, basketball and hockey. Adults may participate as well. Clifton park hockey has been an important town tradition.


Schools

The main school district of Clifton Park is Shenendehowa Central Schools. The main campus covers about 232 acres of property along the east side of Route 146. With a student body of over 9,200 students in seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools, Shenendehowa Central Schools is the largest school district in the Saratoga County. Shenendehowa Central Schools offers a rich history of both academic and athletic achievements including three New York State Championship titles for their football program headed by Brent Steurwald.


Communities and locations in Clifton Park

  • Calico Colony --
  • Clifton Gardens --
  • Clifton Knolls --
  • Clifton Park --
  • Country Knolls --
  • Country Knolls South --
  • Country Knolls West --
  • Countryman Estates --
  • Countryman Estates North --
  • The Oaks --
  • Crescent Estate --
  • Elnora --
  • Flagler Corners --
  • Grooms Corners --
  • Jonesville --
  • Rexford --
  • Ushers --
  • Shenendehowa Schools-
  • Dutch Meadows --

Clifton Park is a town located in Saratoga County, New York. ... // Geography Rexford is a hamlet located on the North bank of the Mohawk River. ...

External links


Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Municipalities and Communities of Saratoga County, New York
(County seat: Ballston Spa)
Cities Mechanicville | Saratoga Springs
Villages Ballston Spa | Corinth | Galway | Round Lake | Schuylerville | South Glens Falls | Stillwater | Victory | Waterford
Towns Ballston | Charlton | Clifton Park | Corinth | Day | Edinburg | Galway | Greenfield | Hadley | Halfmoon
Malta | Moreau | Northumberland | Providence | Saratoga | Stillwater | Waterford | Wilton
Hamlets Ballston Lake | Burnt Hills | Country Knolls | Crescent | Gansevoort | Rexford

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Clifton Park, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (492 words)
Clifton Park is a town located in Saratoga County, New York.
The Town of Clifton Park is on the south border of the county.
The south town line, defined by the Mohawk River is the border of Schenectady County, New York and part of Albany County.
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