Ghent Columbia County, New York

Ghent: Town in New York state

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Location of Ghent on New York map.


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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,083 inhabitants.

The town was created 203 years ago in 1817.

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


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

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Ghent forecast: A slight chance of rain showers after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

Ghent Quick Facts

Population : 5,083 (2020)
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 : 11:00:25 (18th October 2021)
Density : 112 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.28% (2010-2020)
Weather : 53℉ Slight Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather


According to census records, the population of Ghent decreased by 6.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,402 - census
2011 5,360 -0.78% estimation process
2012 5,356 -0.07% estimation process
2013 5,317 -0.73% estimation process
2014 5,274 -0.82% estimation process
2015 5,240 -0.65% estimation process
2016 5,183 -1.1% estimation process
2017 5,132 -0.99% estimation process
2018 5,103 -0.57% estimation process
2019 5,081 -0.43% estimation process
2020 5,083 0.04% estimation process

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

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Local Places in Ghent

1 Ghent Town Hall
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Ghent Town Hall

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.

  • Morgan Henry Chrysler (American general) he was born in 30/09/1822
  • William Peter Van Ness (American judge (1778-1826)) he was born in 13/02/1778
  • Josh Keyes (American football player) he was born in 23/01/1993
  • Charles Hogeboom Porter (American physician, chemist and medico-legal expert) he was born in 11/11/1834

Schools in Ghent

College & universities near Ghent, NY

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

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Ghent, NY

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

Post offices near Ghent

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ghen Post Office Ghent (NY) 12075

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Ghent , Minnesota city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States with a population of 361 people.
  • Ghent , Kentucky town in Carroll County, Kentucky, United States with a population of 307 people.

Other cities in Columbia County

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

City Name Population Title
Hudson 6,017 City in New York, USA
Claverack 5,648 Town in New York
Chatham 3,819 Town in Columbia County, New York, United States
Livingston 3,458 Town in New York, USA
Copake 3,405 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Stockport 2,620 Town in New York, USA
New Lebanon 2,159 Town in New York
Lorenz Park 2,053 Census-designated place in Columbia County, New York
Clermont 1,873 Town in New York
Valatie 1,853 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Stuyvesant 1,847 Town in New York
Hillsdale 1,813 Town in Columbia County, New York, United States
Canaan 1,607 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Austerlitz 1,587 Town in New York
Ancram 1,495 Town in New York
Stottville 1,375 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Ghent distances to largest New York cities