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Red Hook (T)

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Red Hook is a town in Dutchess County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 10,408 as of the 2000 census. The name supposedly is derived by the red foliage on trees on a small spit of land in the river. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate the population of the town was 11,246.

The region was settled in the late 1600's under the Schuyler Patent. The land was obtained from local natives. Prior to 1812, Red Hook was part of the town of Rhinebeck. Because Rhinebeck, as well other towns, had populations over 5,000 residents, the Albany Legislature authorized the separation of these two precincts on June 12th to accommodate and encourage public attendance at town meetings via horseback or carriage. The first documented town of Red Hook meeting was on April 6, 1813 in a local inn and held yearly afterwards as required by law.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 103.9 square kilometers, out of which 95.1 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 8.8 square kilometers is covered by water. The north town line is the border of Columbia County, New York. The east town line, is the border of Ulster County, New York and is defined by the Hudson River.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9 percent under the age of 18, 15.0 percent  from  18 to 24, 25.8 percent from 25 to 44, 22.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 11.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
Locations in the town of Red Hook are Annandale-on-Hudson, Barrytown, Cokertown, College Park, Fraleighs, Kerleys Corners, Linden Acres, Red Hook Mills, Upper. Red Hook justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place.

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