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Guilderland, New York

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Guilderland is a town located in Albany County, New York. It is west of Albany, the capital of New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 32,688.

The Town of Guilderland was formed in 1803 and is west of the City of Albany. The town is on the north border of the county.

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Geography

The north town line is the border of Schenectady County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 152.0 km² (58.7 mi²). 150.0 km² (57.9 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.31% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 32,688 people, 13,422 households, and 8,764 families residing in the town. The population density is 217.9/km² (564.3/mi²). There are 13,928 housing units at an average density of 92.8/km² (240.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 92.07% White, 2.51% African American, 0.14% Native American, 3.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 1.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,422 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% are non-families. 28.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $58,669, and the median income for a family is $68,472. Males have a median income of $48,742 versus $34,796 for females. The per capita income for the town is $29,508. 4.1% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.8% of those under the age of 18 and 4.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

Guilderland has its own school district, Guilderland Central School District. It has one high school, Guilderland High School, one middle school, Farnsworth Middle School, and five elementary schools.

Communities and locations in Guilderland

  • Altamont -- The Village of Altamont.
  • Fullers --
  • Guilderland --
  • Guilderland Center --
  • Hartmans Corners --
  • McCormacks Corners --
  • McKnownville --
  • North Bethlehem -- A hamlet on the south town line.
  • Parkers Corners --
  • Watervliet Reservoir --
  • Westmere -- A hamlet in the eastern part of the town.

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