Hoosick, New York

Hoosick, New York

Location in Rensselaer County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 42°54′8″N 73°21′18″W / 42.90222°N 73.35500°W / 42.90222; -73.35500
Country United States
State New York
County Rensselaer
  Town Supervisor Mark Surdam (R)&(D)
  Deputy Town Supervisor Jeff Wysocki (R)
  Total 63.2 sq mi (163.6 km2)
  Land 63.0 sq mi (163.2 km2)
  Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 6,924
  Density 110/sq mi (42/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12089
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-35463
GNIS feature ID 0979072

Hoosick is a town in Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The population was 6,924 at the 2010 census. It was named from the Hoosic River.[1]

The Town of Hoosick is in the northeast corner of Rensselaer county.


The town of Hoosick was organized in 1788,[2] in Albany County, three years before the creation of Rensselaer County in 1791.[3] The region was formerly the District of Hoosick (1772) and previous to that the Hoosick Patent (1688).

The Battle of Bennington of the American Revolution was fought northeast of Hoosick, on a farm owned by John Green,[4] in the community of Walloomsac.

Past residents of note

Among the notable natives of Hoosick are:


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 63.2 square miles (164 km2), of which, 63.0 square miles (163 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.21%) is water.

The north town line is the boundary of Washington County, New York, and the east town line is the border of Vermont. The Hoosic River is an important waterway in the town.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20146,835[7]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 6,759 people, 2,620 households, and 1,823 families residing in the town. The population density was 107.3 people per square mile (41.4/km²). There were 2,892 housing units at an average density of 45.9 per square mile (17.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.96% White, 0.49% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 2,620 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,304, and the median income for a family was $46,442. Males had a median income of $35,899 versus $24,211 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,614. About 5.3% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Hoosick

Delany hotel, the hamlet of North Hoosick


  1. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 160.
  2. "Town of Hoosick - History". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  3. "Rensselaer County - History Information & Timeline". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  4. "The History of Wallomsac and the Wallomsac Mills". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  5. Dobryznski, Judith H. "Eugene Goossen, 76, Art Critic", The New York Times, July 17, 1997. Accessed July 25, 2010.
  6. "Obituary (Grandma Moses Is Dead at 101; Primitive Artist 'Just Wore Out')", The New York Times, 14 December 1961. Accessed August 7, 2011.
  7. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. 1 2 National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  11. "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/17/12 through 9/21/12. National Park Service. 2012-09-28.

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