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Welcome to Ghent ...

The Town of Ghent is located in Columbia County<1>.

The location of Ghent has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Ghent has a population of 5,081 people<3> (see below for details).

Ghent is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ghent lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ghent had an population of 5,081 people. This is a decrease of 5.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Ghent had a population of 5,402 people (which is 8.56% of the total population of Columbia County). This makes Ghent the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Ghent represents 0.03% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 446th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,402 people, the population of Ghent increased 2.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,276 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ghent.

Communities near Ghent ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ghent.

  • Schodack [Rensselaer County]
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    • Schodack [Rensselaer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Ghent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,079 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schodack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schodack
  • Catskill [Greene County]
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    • Catskill [Greene County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Ghent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,337 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catskill
  • Coxsackie [Greene County]
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    • Coxsackie [Greene County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Ghent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,334 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coxsackie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kinderhook [Columbia County]
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    • Kinderhook [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Ghent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,191 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinderhook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coeymans [Albany County]
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      • Coeymans [Albany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ghent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coeymans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Great Barrington [Berkshire County]
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      • Great Barrington [Berkshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ghent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,976 people
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    • Cairo [Greene County]
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      • Cairo [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Ghent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hudson [Columbia County]
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      • Hudson [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Ghent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,017 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<6>
    • Claverack [Columbia County]
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      • Claverack [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Ghent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,648 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claverack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lenox [Berkshire County]
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      • Lenox [Berkshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Ghent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,933 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ghent. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ghent.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ghent. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ghent.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ghent. See our Newspapers Page for Ghent.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ghent ...

Looking for more information about Ghent? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ghent, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ghent.

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About Columbia County

About New York

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ghent. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Columbia County: www.columbiacountyny.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Columbia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ghent.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ghent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ghent) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ghent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GhentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ghent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3095, Longitude: -73.6512       In this case, the coordinates for Ghent have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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