Livingston, New York

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Livingston, New York
A white wooden church-like building seen from its front left under a blue sky with streaky clouds. In front a large green wooden sign says "Livingston Town Hall"
Town hall, 2019
Location of Livingston, New York
Location of Livingston, New York
Coordinates: 42°07′41″N 73°47′32″W / 42.12806°N 73.79222°W / 42.12806; -73.79222
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorKevin McDonald (R)
 • Town Council
 • Total38.95 sq mi (100.87 km2)
 • Land38.16 sq mi (98.84 km2)
 • Water0.78 sq mi (2.03 km2)
217 ft (66 m)
 • Total3,646
 • Estimate 
 • Density91.76/sq mi (35.43/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)518
FIPS code36-021-42917
GNIS feature ID0979160

Livingston is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 3,646 at the 2010 census.[3] The town is named after its founding father.

Livingston is in the southwest part of Columbia County. U.S. Route 9 passes through the town.


The land grant for Livingston Manor was made in 1686 to Robert Livingston. The region was made a district in 1772, and the town of Livingston was founded in 1788, being one of the original towns of the county.

In 1710, the area was used to settle Palatine Germans.

The Burroughs–Foland Farm, Forth House, Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston, Henry W. Livingston House, Richmond Hill, and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4][5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.0 square miles (100.9 km2), of which 38.1 square miles (98.8 km2) is land and 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), or 2.01%, is water.[3]

The west town line, in the center of the Hudson River, is the border of Greene County.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20163,502[2]−3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 3,424 people, 1,332 households, and 889 families residing in the town. The population density was 89.6 people per square mile (34.6/km²). There were 1,651 housing units at an average density of 43.2 per square mile (16.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.14% White, 1.46% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 1,332 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,117, and the median income for a family was $41,827. Males had a median income of $31,205 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,434. About 4.2% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Livingston[edit]

  • Bells Pond – A small lake in the northeast part of the town.
  • Blue Stores – A hamlet in the south part of the town. Named for a blue store that was located at the intersection of Routes 9 and 31.
  • Burden – A hamlet west of Livingston village.
  • Glencoe Mills – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town south of Linlithgo Mills.
  • Linlithgo – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town. The Livingston Memorial Church and Burial Ground, Oak Hill, and Teviotdale are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]
  • Linlithgo Mills – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town.
  • Livingston – The hamlet of Livingston, with the town offices, is on County Route 19.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 4, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Livingston town, Columbia County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/12/14 through 5/16/14. National Park Service. 2014-05-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 42°08′31″N 73°46′40″W / 42.14194°N 73.77778°W / 42.14194; -73.77778