Town of Charlton
The town of Charlton is located in the southwest corner of Saratoga County. It was first part of the Balls Town district in Albany. In 1792. one year after the formation of Saratoga County, Charlton was removed from the Balls Town district and organized as a seperate town. It borders Schenectady and Montgomery counties and the towns of Galway, Milton, and Ballston.
Charlton has a population of approximately 4,000 on 32.8 square miles, which is 4% of the land in Saratoga County. The average population in Charlton is 121 per sq. mile (the average population in Saratoga County is 247 per sq. mile, the state of NY is 402 per sq. mile, and US as a whole is 80 per sq. mile).
The town of Charlton has a rural character which the local government preserves as one of the town's appealing features.