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Clifton Park (T)

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Clifton Park is a town in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 32,995 at the 2000 census. The town of Clifton Park is on the south border of the county. The town was created as Clifton in 1828 from the town of Halfmoon. It was the last town created in the county and changed its name to Clifton Park in 1829.
First settlements in the area were in the end of the 17th Century. The town originally consisted of farmland but when the Northway was built through the town the population and residential and commercial areas of the town sky rocketed. The town or area was named in 1707 by Naning Harmansen. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 130.1 square kilometers, from which 125.8 square kilometers of its total area is covered by land and 4.3 square kilometers is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 32,995 people, 12,581 households, and 9,360 families residing in the town. The population density of the town was 262.3 per square kilometers. There were 13,069 housing units at an average density of 103.9 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the town was 94.89 percent white, 1.22 percent African American, 0.14 percent Native American, 2.49 percent Asian, and 0.01 percent Pacific Islander.
There are many opportunities for youth involvement in typical sports teams such as football, baseball, soccer, basketball and hockey. Adults may participate as well. Clifton park hockey in the town has been an important town tradition. Presently, Clifton Park 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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