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Cortlandt (T)

New York is a state in the north eastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York city, the state is often regionalized into upstate and downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
The town of Cortlandt, New York is located in the north western corner of Westchester county. The town is bounded on the west by the Hudson river, the north by Putnam county, the east by the town of York town and on the south by the towns of New Castle and Ossining. Cortlandt includes two incorporated villages, Croton on Hudson, Buchanan and several hamlets including Montrose, Crugers and Verplanck.  The Hudson river, the New York city watershed lands, numerous wooded hills, steep slopes, wetland areas and streams define the rural character of the town. The population was 38,467 at the 2000 census. With a total area of 34.5 square miles.
The town of Cortlandt is in the north west part of the county. The town includes the villages of Buchanan and Croton on Hudson. Commuter service to New York city is available via the Cortlandt train station and the Croton Harmon train station, served by metro north railroad. The east town line is the Hudson river and the city of Peekskill. The north town line is the border of Putnam county, New York. The town has a total area of 129.9 square kilometer. 102.7 square kilometer of it is land and 27.2 square kilometer of it is water.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.5 percent under the age of 18, 5.3 percent from 18 to 24, 30.1 percent from 25 to 44, 25.3 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males. The town is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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