Whitehall is a town in Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town population was 4,035 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 58.8 square miles (152.2 km²), of which, 57.6 square miles (149.2 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (1.94%) is water.
The north town line is the border of Vermont. The Champlain Canal passes through the west part of the town. The South Bay of Lake Champlain forms part of the west town line.
Conjoined US Route 4 and NY Route 22 form a north-south highway through Whitehall. US-4 turns east at Whitehall village, where NY-22 turns west to the Town of Dresden.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,035 people, 1,611 households, and 1,098 families residing in the town. The population density was 70.0 people per square mile (27.0/km²). There were 1,877 housing units at an average density of 32.6 per square mile (12.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.99% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.
There were 1,611 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,734, and the median income for a family was $43,590. Males had a median income of $35,365 versus $20,861 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,831. About 10.9% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.