New Baltimore, New York
|New Baltimore, New York|
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town Supervisor||Susan K. O'Rorke (D)|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||43.1 sq mi (111.6 km2)|
|• Land||41.6 sq mi (107.7 km2)|
|• Water||1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)|
|Elevation||686 ft (209 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979255|
The Town of New Baltimore is in the northeast part of the county.
The region was part of the Mahican homeland. The town was settled around 1700 and was included in early Dutch and English patents. New Baltimore was formed as a town in 1811 from the Town of Coxsackie.
In 1900, the town population was 1,536.
New Baltimore has gained some attention after it was noticed that the entire town looks haunted and warped on Google Maps Street View. This glitch covers most of the town and has been around since the images were uploaded in 2007.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.1 square miles (112 km2), of which, 41.6 square miles (108 km2) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it (3.55%) is water. Home of world famous antique dealer Peter Luke, a legendary figure in the Hudson Valley and New England landscape. Home of state historical landmark home on Route 9W.
The New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) and U.S. Route 9W pass through the town, the former generating a substantial number of speeding tickets in the New Baltimore Town Court, though not as many as Athens and Coxsackie to the south.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,417 people, 1,269 households, and 949 families residing in the town. The population density was 82.2 people per square mile (31.7/km²). There were 1,406 housing units at an average density of 33.8 per square mile (13.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.40% White, 0.70% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.
There were 1,269 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% 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 3.02.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $48,136, and the median income for a family was $50,175. Males had a median income of $36,681 versus $29,327 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,636. About 5.3% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in New Baltimore
- Deans Mill – A hamlet in the north part of the town.
- Grapeville – A hamlet near the west town line on Route 26.
- Hannacroix – A hamlet southwest of New Baltimore village.
- Houghtaling Island – An island in the Hudson River, which is mostly within the town.
- Medway – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
- New Baltimore – The hamlet of New Baltimore in the eastern part of the town next to the Hudson River.
- Otter Hook – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town.
- Paradise Hill – A hamlet near the south town line, south of Medway.
- Roberts Hill – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.