Ghent (CDP), New York
|Ghent, New York|
|• Total||1.55 sq mi (4.01 km2)|
|• Land||1.54 sq mi (3.98 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||407 ft (124 m)|
|• Density||367/sq mi (141.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0951055|
Ghent is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Ghent in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 564 at the 2010 census, out of a total town population of 5,402.
The community is located northeast of the city of Hudson.
As of the census of 2000, there were 586 people, 238 households, and 170 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 380.6 per square mile (146.9/km²). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 162.4/sq mi (62.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.95% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.
There were 238 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,538, and the median income for a family was $55,543. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,471. None of the families and 3.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 18.5% of those over 64.
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