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Halfmoon (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Halfmoon is a town in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 18,474 at the 2000 census. The population was 19,683 at the 2005 census. The Half Moon was the name of the ship of explorer Henry Hudson. The Town of Halfmoon is in the southeast part of the county.
The earliest settlements occurred around 1680. The town was formed while still part of Albany County in 1788. The name was briefly changed to Orange when the Town of Waterford was created in 1816 from part of Halfmoon, but the current name was restored in 1820. In 1828 another portion of the town was used to create the Town of Clifton Park. The south town line, delineated by the Mohawk River, is the border of Albany County, New York. The east town line, at the Hudson River, is the border of Rensselaer County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.2 square kilometers. 84.5 square kilometers of it is land and 2.6 square kilometers of it is water. In the town the population was spread out with 23.7percent under the age of 18, 6.9 percent from 18 to 24, 36.3 percent from 25 to 44, 22.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 10.6percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males. Communities and locations in Halfmoon are Clifton Park, Coons, Crescent, Halfmoon, Halfmoon Beach, Grays Corners, Mechanicville, Middletown and Newtown. Halfmoon is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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