Ghent Columbia County, New York

Ghent: Town in New York state

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Location of Ghent on New York map.

About

Ghent is a town located in the county of Columbia in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,402 and a population density of 119 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 5,071 inhabitants.

The town was created 203 years ago in 1817.

Geography

Ghent is located at 42°19'45"N 73°36'56"W (42.3292500, -73.6156700).

Taconic State Parkway from NY 217 in Ghent  NY image
Taconic State Parkway from NY 217 in Ghent NY

Weather

Ghent forecast: A chance of rain showers before 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%. more

Taconic State Parkway from NY 217 in Ghent  NY image

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Ghent Quick Facts

Population : 5,071 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Columbia County
Postal code : 12075
Phone Area Codes : 518
Area : 45.4 km2
Altitude : 404 feet / 123 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1818 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 18:27:38 (2nd August 2021)
Density : 112 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -6.53% (2010-2019)
Weather : 75℉ Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Ghent decreased by 6.53% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,402 - census
2011 5,358 -0.82% estimation process
2012 5,355 -0.06% estimation process
2013 5,314 -0.77% estimation process
2014 5,274 -0.76% estimation process
2015 5,239 -0.67% estimation process
2016 5,182 -1.1% estimation process
2017 5,131 -0.99% estimation process
2018 5,097 -0.67% estimation process
2019 5,071 -0.51% estimation process

Ghent zip code is 12075. County name: Columbia, County fips: 36021

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People born in Ghent (7)

People born in Ghent, including actress Kristanna Loken, politician John Peter Van Ness, artist Josh Keyes, you can see a list of people who born in Ghent.

Schools

College & universities near Ghent

Code Name City ZIP
190169 Columbia-Greene Community College Hudson (NY) 12534

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Ghent

Code Name Address Type
HUD Hudson 69 South Front St. RAIL
PIT Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center 1 Columbus Avenue RAIL
ALB Albany–Rensselaer 525 East St. RAIL
RHI Rhinecliff–Kingston station Hutton and Charles Sts. RAIL
SDY Schenectady 332 Erie Blvd. RAIL

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Columbia County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Columbia County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Oakdale 8,107
Hudson 6,072 City in New York, USA
Claverack 5,630 Town in New York
Livingston 3,448 Town in New York, USA
Copake 3,394 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Stockport 2,607 Town in New York, USA
New Lebanon 2,152 Town in New York
Lorenz Park 2,053 Census-designated place in Columbia County, New York
Stuyvesant 1,869 Town in New York
Clermont 1,864 Town in New York
Valatie 1,841 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Hillsdale 1,802 Town in Columbia County, New York, United States
Niverville 1,662
Chatham 1,622 Town in Columbia County, New York, United States
Canaan 1,604 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Austerlitz 1,581 Town in New York

Distance to Other Cities

Ghent distances to largest New York cities

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