Stanford, New York

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Stanford, New York
Official seal of Stanford, New York
Location of Stanford, New York
Location of Stanford, New York
Coordinates: 41°53′2″N 73°42′12″W / 41.88389°N 73.70333°W / 41.88389; -73.70333Coordinates: 41°53′2″N 73°42′12″W / 41.88389°N 73.70333°W / 41.88389; -73.70333
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Joseph Norton Sr. (R)
 • Town Council
 • Total 50.3 sq mi (130.2 km2)
 • Land 50.0 sq mi (129.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 400 ft (122 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,823
 • Density 76/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-70662
GNIS feature ID 0979519

Stanford is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 3,823 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Stanford is in the north-central part of the county.


Stanford was first settled around 1750. The town was part of the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697. The Town of Stanford was formed in 1793 from the Town of Washington.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.3 square miles (130 km2), of which, 50.0 square miles (129 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,544 people, 1,398 households, and 973 families residing in the town. The population density was 70.9 people per square mile (27.4/km²). There were 1,712 housing units at an average density of 34.2 per square mile (13.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.95% White, 1.52% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.65% of the population.

There were 1,398 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,118, and the median income for a family was $62,171. Males had a median income of $40,746 versus $30,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,236. About 2.7% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

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Communities and locations in Stanford[edit]

  • Attlebury – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town.
  • Bangall – A hamlet northeast of Stanfordville.
  • Bear Market – A hamlet northwest of Stanfordville.
  • Lenihan – A hamlet north of Stanfordville.
  • McIntyre – A hamlet north of Stanfordville.
  • Stanfordville – A hamlet in the south half of the town on Route 82. The Dr. Cornelius Nase Campbell House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[2]
  • Stissing – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town, southwest of Attlebury.
  • Willow Brook – A hamlet southwest of Stanfordville.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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