Claverack, New York

Columbia County


Claverack is a town in Columbia County, New York in the United States. When counting in 2000 Claverack had 6401 inhabitants. The city's name is a corruption of the Dutch word for clover fields.

The Town of Claverack is centrally located in Orange County, east of the City of Hudson.


Claverack was formed in 1778 from the former District of Claverack. The Town 1782 lost some of its territory to the newly formed Town of Hillsdale. Was again smaller the area, as in 1785 the City of Hudson was incorporated.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 124.2 km ², of which 123.4 km ² of land form and 0.8 km ² ( = 0.63% ) consist of waters.

The Taconic State Parkway runs through the Claveracks area.

Previous notable residents


At the time of the census of 2000, there were 6401 people Claverack. The population density was 51.9 people per km ². There were 2839 housing units at an average 23.0 per km ². The population consisted of Claveracks 93.95 % White, 3.31 % African American, 0.20 % Native American, 0.36 % Asian, 0.06 % Pacific Islander, 0.78 % reported other races to belong and 1.33 % from two or more races. 2.47 % of the population to be Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Residents Claveracks distributed to 2485 households out of which 29.6% were living in children under 18 years. 53.4 % married couples living together, 9.1 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8 % were non-families. 26.4 % of households were made ​​up of individuals and someone lived in 13.3 % of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size is 2.96.

The population was spread out with 24.4 % under the, 6.5 % 18 -24- year-old, 25.3 % 25 -44- year-old, 24.6% 45-64 year olds and 19.1 % under the age of 65 years or more. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. In the over -18s accounted for 100 women, 94.7 men.

The median household income in Claverack was 41 647 U.S. dollars, and the median family income reached the height of 50.175 U.S. dollars. The average income of men was 32 ​​896 U.S. dollars, compared to 23 925 U.S. dollars for women. The per capita income amounted to 19,848 U.S. dollars. 6.7% of the population and 3.8 % of families had affected an income below the poverty line, including 6.8 % of minors and 7.1 % of those age 65 or over.

Towns and settlements in Claverack

  • Brick Tavern, a hamlet in the northwest corner
  • Churchtown, a hamlet on the southern city limits
  • Claverack - Red Mills, a census- designated place in the west of the Town, which consists of the hamlets and Claverack Red Mills
  • Hollow Ville, a hamlet southeast of the hamlet of Claverack
  • Martindale, a hamlet on the eastern city limits, located on the Taconic State Parkway
  • Melleville, a hamlet in the northeast of the Town, west of Philmont
  • Philmont, a village in the northeastern part of the Town
  • Upper Hollow Ville, a hamlet between Hollow Ville and Martindale

National Register of Historic Places

Numerous buildings in Claverack were added to the National Register of Historic Places.