Cobleskill is a town in Schoharie County, New York, New York, United States. The population was 6,625 at the 2010 census. The town contains a village, also named Cobleskill, as well as the State University of New York at Cobleskill.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.7 km²), of which, 30.6 square miles (79.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.49%) is water.
Cobleskill Creek flows eastward through the town. Interstate 88 passes across the town. New York State Route 145 is an east-west highway, which runs conjointly with New York State Route 10 near Cobleskill village. Both the Interstate and NY-10 follow a route similar to Cobleskill Creek.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,407 people, 2,270 households, and 1,287 families residing in the town. The population density was 209.3 people per square mile (80.8/km²). There were 2,509 housing units at an average density of 81.9 per square mile (31.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.76% White, 3.62% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.
There were 2,270 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 24.9% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,764, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $32,708 versus $24,864 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,246. About 9.2% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.