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Cortlandt is a town in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for the wealthy Van Cortlandt family, early landowners.

The latitude of Cortlandt is 41.254N. The longitude is -73.9W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 318 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 38,467.


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Median household income
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$75,442
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cortlandt demographic reports
Cortlandt is on the Hudson River.
The town encompasses Croton-on-Hudson, Buchanan Montrose, Crugers and Verplanck. Most residents not living in those communities have a Cortlandt Manor mailing address.
Well-known residents have included:
· Aaron Copland, composer
Nearby parks & recreation: Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway, Croton Gorge Park, Sprout Brook Park, George's Island Park, Oscawana Park
Cortlandt attractions: Croton Dam
Historic sites and museums: Cortlandt Museum

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10% of Cortlandt residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cortlandt ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cortlandt was $33,432, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of Cortlandt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cortlandt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $804.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,938.


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Libraries in Cortlandt include Croton Free Library, Hendrick Hudson Free Library ... View libraries

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Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cortlandt political report.

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The average commute time for Cortlandt workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cortlandt between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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