Delmar, New York

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Delmar, New York

Introduction to Delmar, New York

Delmar, New York is 4 miles SW of Albany, New York and 130 miles N of New York, New York. The town is in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area. There are 8,292 residents in Delmar.

Delmar History

Delmar is located in Albany County, which was founded on 1st November, 1689. It was one of many counties to be created by the Province of New York. Bennington County, Vermont was a part of Albany County at that time as well. The county was named in honor of the Duke of York and Albany, who later became James II of England.

Delmar and nearby Attractions

  • Crailo State Historic Site
  • Thompson's Lake State Park
  • Howe Caverns
  • Watervliet Arsenal Museum
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Delmar

Local museums include the Schenectady Museum and Planetarium, the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, the Albany Institute of History & Art, the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, the Empire State Aerosciences Museum and the New York State Museum. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Colonial Acres Golf Course. Parks located nearby include Peebles Island State Park, John Boyd Thacher State Park and Thompson’s Lake State Park.

Delmar Transportation

Air transportation is available from Albany International Airport.

Delmar Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the College of Saint Rose, SUNY at Albany, Union College and Siena College.

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High Points

Delmar strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Delmar College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Delmar People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Delmar Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Delmar Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Delmar Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Delmar Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Delmar, New York

Comparing Delmar to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 4
Affordability of Rents 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Delmar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles N of New York, New York
County Albany
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12054
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.621
Longitude -73.833

Delmar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9 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
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station VALATIE 1 N
Distance 15.1 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
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Delmar Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,292 100%
Male 3,937 47.5%
Female 4,355 52.5%
Under 18 2,105 25.4%
18+ 6,187 74.6%
65+ 1,403 16.9%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.94
White 8,011 96.6%
African-American 98 1.2%
Asian 103 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.1%
Other 21 0.3%
Mixed Race 48 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 102 1.2%

Delmar Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 23.2%
English 13.8%
German 13.6%
Italian 12.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 3.4%
Russian 3.3%
Polish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Dutch 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
Swedish 1.6%
Welsh 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
British 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
European 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Eastern European 0.4%
Celtic 0.4%
Jordanian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Guyanese 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bethlehem (12054)
Elsmere (12054)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Delmar 8,292 $83,219
Albany 95,658 $39,932
Colonie 7,916 $63,822
East Greenbush 4,085 $69,375
Rensselaer 7,761 $40,688
Voorheesville 2,705 $65,682
Westmere 7,188 $61,827

Delmar Public Libraries

Bethlehem Public Library
Delmar, New York
(518) 439-9314
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