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New York is a state in the northeastern 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.
Pittstown is a town in Rensselaer County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 5,644 as of the 2000 census. The town is one of the original towns in the county and was created in 1788 from a patent dated 1761. It was originally named Millertown, but the town name was changed in the late 1870s as a veiled insult towards Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As Millertown was also the name of a hamlet within the town at large, this was seen as a way of settling confusion between the two. This was also the infancy of steel production in New York State, thanks to the Bessemer process, on which Pittstown hoped to capitalize.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 167.9 square kilometers, out of which 159.9 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 8.1 square kilometers is covered by water. A small part of the north town line is the border of Washington County, New York.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.8 percent under the age of 18, 7.3 percent from 18 to 24, 30.5 percent from 25 to 44, 23.8 percent from 45 to 64, and 9.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.
Locations in Pittstown are Boyntonville, East Pittstown, Factory Hollow, Johnsonville, Little Red Schoolhouse, Millertown, Raymertown, Tomhannock, and Tomhannock Reservoir. Pittstown 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. The might of the sector services continues attracting new inhabitants in the town.

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