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Clarkstown (T)

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Clarkstown is a town in Rockland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 82,082. The town of Clarks town is on the eastern border of the county. The community of new city in the town is the seat of town government. The town of Clarkstown was created in 1791 in Orange County, before Rockland County was formed. In 2005, it was named the second safest city in the United States whose population is greater than 75,000. This was the second year in a row in which Clarkstown made it within the top five of the list.
The town is located within Rockland County. The Hudson River defines the eastern border of the town, which is opposite the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 121.6 square kilometers, out of which 99.8 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 21.7 square kilometers square kilometers is covered by water. The New York State Thruway intersects the Palisades Parkway and the Garden State Parkway Connector in the town. These highways are extremely busy and make the Clarkstown Town Court one of the busiest in the State.
As of the census of 2000, there were 82,082 people, 27,697 households, and 21,991 families residing in the town. Its population density was 822.3 per square kilometers. There were 28,220 housing units at an average density of 282.7 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the town was 79.97 percent white, 7.87 percent African American, 0.13 percent Native American, 7.90 percent Asian, 0.10 percent Pacific Islander, 1.99 percent from other races, and 2.03 percent from two or more races.
Presently, Clarkstown experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of New York.

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