Columbia County, NY is a mainly rural county located in the northeastern region of the Mid-Hudson Valley in upstate New York. The county is bordered on the north by Rensselaer County in the Capital District, on the south by Dutchess County, on the east by Berkshire County of Massachusetts, and on the west by the Hudson River, opposite Greene County. A weekend or summer home to many, especially New York City residents, it is less than 150 miles north of the major metropolitan area of New York City, and less than 50 miles south of Albany and New York’s Capital District. The county is easily accessible by the New York State Thruway and rail, bus, and airlines.
With a total area of approximately 635 square miles, the county includes the City of Hudson, 18 towns (Ancram, Austerlitz, Canaan, Chatham, Claverack, Clermont, Copake, Gallatin, Germantown, Ghent, Greenport, Hillsdale, Kinderhook, Livingston, New Lebanon, Stockport, Stuyvesant, and Taghkanic), and four villages: Chatham, Valatie, Kinderhook, and Philmont.
As of 2012, the county is home to approximately 62,499 people (US Census).
To find out more about Columbia County, please refer to our Community Health Assessment/Community Health Improvement Plan or visit Columbia County Tourism.