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Rifton, New York

Rifton is a town located in Ulster County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 501.

Geography Rifton is located at 41°49'60" North, 74°2'32" West (41.833298, -74.042101)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²). 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 501 people, 207 households, and 133 families residing in the town. The population density is 162.6/km² (421.9/mi²). There are 235 housing units at an average density of 76.2/km² (197.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 94.61% White, 1.40% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 207 households out of which 29.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% are married couples living together, 7.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% are non-families. 26.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $44,375, and the median income for a family is $49,643. Males have a median income of $36,500 versus $35,938 for females. The per capita income for the town is $22,015. 0.0% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line.

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