Greenport, Columbia County, New York

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Greenport, New York
Olana Mansion in Greenport
Olana Mansion in Greenport
Location of Greenport, New York
Location of Greenport, New York
Coordinates: 42°13′50″N 73°47′42″W / 42.23056°N 73.79500°W / 42.23056; -73.79500Coordinates: 42°13′50″N 73°47′42″W / 42.23056°N 73.79500°W / 42.23056; -73.79500
Country United States
State New York
County Columbia
Established 1837
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor John Porreca (R)
 • Town Council
 • Total 20.5 sq mi (53.1 km2)
 • Land 18.6 sq mi (48.2 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,165
 • Density 224/sq mi (86.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12534
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-30565
GNIS feature ID 0979021
Greenport is also a village in Suffolk County, New York.

Greenport is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 4,165 at the 2010 census.[1] 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.


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.


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.[1]

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. A bridge in the south part of the town connects Greenport to the village of Catskill.


As of the census[2] 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.

Communities and locations in Greenport[edit]

  • Columbia–Greene Community College – A two-year public college in the south part of the town near the Olana Historical site.
  • 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.
  • Olana State Historic Site – The home of a former artist is in the south part of the town.
  • Rogers Island – An island in the Hudson River in the southwest part of the town.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Greenport town, Columbia County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Mason, John (24 December 2010). "Sen. Gillibrand sells Greenport residence". Register-Star. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 

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