Cortlandt, New York

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Cortlandt, New York
Location of Cortlandt, New York
Location of Cortlandt, New York
Coordinates: 41°15′41″N 73°54′9″W / 41.26139°N 73.90250°W / 41.26139; -73.90250Coordinates: 41°15′41″N 73°54′9″W / 41.26139°N 73.90250°W / 41.26139; -73.90250
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
 • Type Manager-Council
 • Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi (D)
 • Town Board
 • Total 50.0 sq mi (129.5 km2)
 • Land 39.3 sq mi (101.7 km2)
 • Water 10.8 sq mi (27.9 km2)
Elevation 318 ft (97 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 41,592
 • Density 1,059/sq mi (409.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-18410
GNIS feature ID 0978871

Cortlandt is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 41,592 at the 2010 census.[1]

Cortlandt is in the northwest part of the county. The town includes the villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson.

Commuter service to New York City is available via the Cortlandt train station and the Croton-Harmon train station, served by Metro-North Railroad.

U.S. Route 9 passes through the town along the Hudson River side.


The Bear Mountain Bridge Road and Toll House and Site of Old Croton Dam are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


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.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 38,467 people, 13,517 households, and 10,137 families residing 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 population.

There were 13,517 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the town was $75,442, and the median income for a family 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.


Cortlandt is governed by a town board. Law enforcement services in Cortlandt are provided by the New York State Police and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

Communities and locations in Cortlandt[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cortlandt town, Westchester County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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