Introduction to Gloversville, New York

Gloversville, New York, in Fulton county, is 26 miles NW of Schenectady, New York and 160 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Gloversville History

In 1752, Arent Stevens bought the land on which Gloversville developed. It began as a settlement for Puritans from New England, when it was known as Stump City. The area received its first post office in 1828 and adopted its current name around the same time. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1851.

Gloversville and nearby Attractions

  • Johnstown Historical Society Museum
  • Fulton County Museum
  • Pine Brook Golf Club
  • Myers Park
  • West Millpond

Things To Do In Gloversville

Those who love playing golf would be delighted by the facilities offered at the local golf courses. The Pecks Lake Resort offers amenities for many types of recreational activities, including water sports. There are also facilities for camping, backpacking and hiking in the region.

Gloversville Transportation

Flights are available from Albany International Airport.

Gloversville Higher Education

SUNY College, Schenectady County Community College and Union College provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population 15,293
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,036
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 42.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $28,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,891
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,126


Median Family Income $47,753
% Above Poverty Level 70.9%
% Below Poverty Level 29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $685
Median House Value $76,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 14.4%

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

Gloversville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NW of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 160 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Fulton
Standard Zip Codes 12078
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.052
Longitude -74.344

Gloversville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 26.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bleecker (12078)

Meco (12078)

Riceville (12078)

West Bush (12078)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fonda 737 $57,000
Fultonville 667 $45,500
Johnstown 8,500 $47,881

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

Gloversville Public Libraries

Gloversville Free Library
Gloversville, New York
(518) 725-2819

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Gloversville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(518) 725-8621
Emergency Service: Yes

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Gloversville High Schools

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Serves 865 students.

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