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Overview

Introduction to Clifton Park, New York

Clifton Park, New York, in Saratoga county, is 8 miles E of Schenectady, New York and 142 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan area.

Clifton Park History

The earliest European settlers arrived in this area towards the end of the 17th century. The area was named Cliftons Park in 1707 by Naning Harmansen, who bought land from the Shenendehowa Indians in this area. The town was formally established in 1828 from parts of the Town of Halfmoon. The name was modified to Clifton Park in 1829.

Clifton Park and nearby Attractions

  • Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve
  • Waterford Historical Museum
  • Robert Van Patten Golf Course
  • Clifton Park
  • Peebles Island State Park
  • Saratoga National Historical Park

Things To Do In Clifton Park

Clifton Park provides a diverse array of opportunities for recreation. The towns many parks and lakes have facilities for many different types of activities, ranging from various games and sports to picnicking. The nearby nature preserve has walking and hiking trails as well. Ski areas and museums are also nearby.

Clifton Park Transportation

Albany International is the nearest major airport.

Clifton Park Higher Education

Union College Schenectady, Siena College and Excelsior College are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 37,046
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 18,749
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 61.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.6%
Median Earnings25+ $60,550
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,541
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,889

Wealth

Median Family Income $113,922
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,125
Median House Value $276,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.9%
Irish 24.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clifton Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Saratoga
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12065
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.85
Longitude -73.78

Clifton Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALBANY INTL AP
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station SARATOGA SPRINGS 4 SW
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Station VALATIE 1 N
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Clifton Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clifton Park Center (12065)

Elnora (12065)

Halfmoon (12065)

Jonesville (12065)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cohoes 16,281 $57,595
East Glenville 6,621 $91,296
Niskayuna 22,050 $113,320
Waterford 8,412 $72,207

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clifton Park Public Libraries

Library
Shenendehowa Public Library
47 CLIFTON COUNTRY ROAD
Clifton Park, New York
(518) 371-8622
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Clifton Park High Schools

SHENENDEHOWA HS
970 RT 146
518-881-0310
Serves 2,779 students.

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