Clarkson is a town in Monroe County, New York, USA. The population was 6,736 at the 2010 census. The town is named after General Matthew Clarkson.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.2 square miles (86 km), of which, 33.2 square miles (86 km) of it is land and 0.03% is water.
The west town line is the border of Orleans County, marked by New York State Route 272. New York State Route 104, Ridge Road, is an east-west highway.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,072 people, 2,034 households, and 1,582 families residing in the town. The population density was 182.8 people per square mile (70.6/km²). There were 2,090 housing units at an average density of 62.9 per square mile (24.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.92% White, 2.03% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.
There were 2,034 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $53,438, and the median income for a family was $58,212. Males had a median income of $41,397 versus $25,795 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,555. About 3.1% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
Clarkson New York neighborhoods include: 104/Redman, Brockport, Clarkson Garland, Gilmore, Sweden