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Claverack (T)

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Claverack is a town in Columbia County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 6,401 as of the 2000 census. The town name is a corruption for the Dutch word for Clover fields. The town of Claverack is centrally located in the county, east of the city of Hudson. The town was formed in 1778 from the older District of Claverack. In 1782, the town lost some of its land to the new town of Hillsdale. The town was reduced again in 1785 to form the city of Hudson.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 124.2 square kilometers, out of which 123.4 square kilometers of it is covered by land and 0.8 square kilometers is covered by water. The Taconic State Parkway passes through the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,401 people, 2,485 households, and 1,669 families residing in the town. The population density of the town was 51.9 per square kilometers. There were 2,839 housing units at an average density of 23.0 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the town was 93.95 percent white, 3.31 percent African American, 0.20 percent Native American, 0.36 percent Asian, 0.06 percent Pacific Islander, 0.78 percent from other races, and 1.33 percent from two or more races.
There were 2,485 households out of which 29.6 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4 percent were married couples living together, 9.1 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8 percent were non-families. 26.4 percent of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.
Claverack is a town known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is one of the favorite holiday places for most of the vacation lovers.

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