Ghent, New York

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Population in 2010: 564.
Population change since 2000: -3.8%
Males: 305  (54.2%)
Females: 259  (45.8%)
Median resident age:

24.9 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 12075.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $82,991 (it was $51,538 in 2000)
Ghent:

$82,991
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,669 (it was $19,471 in 2000)

Ghent CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $251,063 (it was $96,100 in 2000)
Ghent:

$251,063
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $170,138; detached houses: $158,080

Median gross rent in 2017: $636.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ghent: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 39.7%
(40.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 95.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ghent, NY (2010)
    • 52793.4%White alone
    • 254.4%Hispanic
    • 81.4%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Ghent detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Ghent, New York as of January 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ghent is 67 to 1.


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Ancestries: Italian (23.0%), Haitian (16.1%), European (12.4%), Irish (10.9%), Canadian (9.5%), German (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.54 square miles.

Population density: 366 people per square mile   (very low).

Ghent, New York map

45 residents are foreign born (8.8% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).

This place:

8.8%
New York:

22.7%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ghent CDP:

1.6% ($1,538)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (24.4 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (103.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Chatham, NY (1.6 miles ),
Austerlitz, NY (2.2 miles ),
Philmont, NY (2.4 miles ),
Kinderhook, NY (2.5 miles ),
Valatie, NY (2.6 miles ),
Stockport, NY (2.6 miles ),
Stottville, NY (2.7 miles ),
Claverack, NY (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.33 N, Longitude: 73.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Distribution of median household income in Ghent, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ghent, NY in 2017
Ghent satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $293,800
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $288,900
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $302,100
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $302,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $287,500
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $251,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $310,500
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $306,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Ghent, NY residents
Average permit cost in Ghent, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in Ghent, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Public administration (12.4%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.2%)
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.2%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.6%)
  • Fuel dealers (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.9%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.8%)
Most common occupations in Ghent, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Bus drivers (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Legal support workers (4.5%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (19.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (18.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.4%)

Average climate in Ghent, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ghent, New York average temperatures Ghent, New York average precipitation Ghent, New York humidity Ghent, New York wind speed Ghent, New York snowfall Ghent, New York sunshine Ghent, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.4. This is about average.

City:

67.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ghent-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Ghent place center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 13.1 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ghent-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 118.1 miles away from Ghent center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from Ghent center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.3 miles away from Ghent center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from Ghent center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 186.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ghent topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ghent:

  • WHITTIER REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING CENTER (1 WHITTIER WAY)
  • COLUMBIA GREENE DIALYSIS CENTERS (2 SHERMAN POTTS DR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ghent:

  • COLUMBIA COUNTY CHAPTER NYS ARC, INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; VALATIE, NY)
  • BARNWELL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VALATIE, NY)
  • COLUMBIA COUNTY CHAPTER NYS ARC, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HUDSON, NY)
  • COLUMBIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HUDSON, NY)
  • EDEN PARK HEALTH CARE CENTRE INC HUDSON (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUDSON, NY)
  • COLUMBIA COUNTY DOH DIVISION OF NRSG CHHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HUDSON, NY)
  • COLUMBIA-GREENE DIALYSIS (CATSKILL DIVISION) (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; CATSKILL, NY)

Airports located in Ghent:

Amtrak station near Ghent:

  • 11 miles: HUDSON (69 S. FRONT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ghent:

  • The College of Saint Rose (about 25 miles; Albany, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,085)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 26 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • Bard College (about 26 miles; Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; FT enrollment: 3,137)
  • SUNY at Albany (about 27 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 15,490)
  • Siena College (about 28 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,153)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 28 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 28 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)

Private high schools in Ghent:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ghent Town Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ghent include: Emanuel Lutheran Church (A), Bible Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Columbia County Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Kristanna Loken - Female model, Morgan Henry Chrysler - General.

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ghent and their reported violations in the past:

KOZELS RESTAURANT (Address: 1006 ROUTE 9H , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MEADOWGREENS RESORT, INC. (Population served: 49, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LOVE APPLE FARM (Address: 1421 ROUTE 9H , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
KIDS CAN COOK DAYCAMP (Address: 327 COUNTY ROUTE 21C , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM STORE (Address: 327 RT 21C HARLEMVILLE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.7%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
2 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Ghent (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Greene County: Ghent Branch at 2631 Route 66, branch established on 2008/01/12. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $559.6 mil, Deposits: $495.6 mil, headquarters in Catskill, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Ghent:

Marital status in Ghent, NY
  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Ghent:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
New York average:

13.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ghent, NY (based on Columbia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,37511
Mainline Protestant6,63653
Evangelical Protestant1,32916
Black Protestant7763
Other5137
Orthodox702
None38,397-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Columbia County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Columbia County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Columbia County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 69
Here:

11.09 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

27.0%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.8%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ghent:

47.0%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.7
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

18.4%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ghent:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ghent:

44.2%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.7%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.4%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ghent, NY Residents

5.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($71,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dutchess County, NY  0.65% ($41,946 average AGI)
from Rensselaer County, NY  0.56% ($54,741)
from New York County, NY  0.38% ($275,887)


5.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.65% ($46,448 average AGI)
to Greene County, NY  0.54% ($34,616)
to Albany County, NY  0.52% ($40,075)

Businesses in Ghent, NY

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Toyota: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ghent:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBS (860 AM; 3 kW; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WHUC (1230 AM; 1 kW; HUDSON, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ghent:

  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WCTW (98.5 FM; CATSKILL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ghent:

  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • Ghent, New York
  • Fatal accident count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents26
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:8
  • Fatalities18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents39
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • New York average
  • Fatal accident count12427
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18494
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2812
  • Fatalities13437
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30385
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4122
See more detailed statistics of Ghent fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.9mTotal length
  • $7,624,000Total costs
  • 9,748Total average daily traffic
  • 630Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,816Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ghent)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Leggett Rd (Lat: 42.342861 Lon: -73.688444), Call Sign: WRG467, Licensee ID: L00069896,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2004, Expiration Date: 06/26/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2014, Registrant: Gallaghers Angus Farm, Inc., 349 Leggett Rd, Ghent, NY 12075, Phone: (518) 392-4110, Fax: (518) 392-4115, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Columbia County Airport (Lat: 42.292028 Lon: -73.709556), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KWJ5,
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.050 MHz, Grant Date: 02/14/2019, Expiration Date: 01/21/2029, Registrant: County Of Columbia, 85 Industrial Tract, Hudson, NY 12534, Phone: (518) 828-1263, Fax: (518) 828-9088, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ghent)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5858A , Serial Number: 28458, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 02/23/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/25/2010
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Benjamin Madey, 93 Dupier Rd, Ghent, NY 12075, Other Owners: Veronica Madey
  • Aircraft: ANDREW R ANDERSON JUST AIRCRAFT HIGHLA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6567K , Serial Number: JA301-05-13, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 11/01/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 10/24/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Andrew R Anderson, 2311 State Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7616P , Serial Number: 24-2827, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 05/18/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Peter T Nelson, 111 Konig Rd, Ghent, NY 12075
  • Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200 (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 91 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8013U , Serial Number: 1073, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 01/27/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Peter Squared, 119 Konig Rd, Ghent, NY 12075
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8715C , Serial Number: 28-7615124, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 02/03/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 11/21/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): M & R Helicopters Inc, 659 County Route 9, Ghent, NY 12075
  • Aircraft: LAGOWSKI JAMES P KIS TR-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 120XP , Serial Number: 120, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 08/29/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Jd Handling Systems Inc, 1346 State Hwy Rd 9h, Ghent, NY 12075
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/06/2018

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Service Call: 2
Fire incident types in Ghent, NY

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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ghent, NY
  • 55.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.1%Wood
  • 11.3%Electricity
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  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Ghent compared to New York state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Ghent on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 11 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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