Introduction to Greenville, New York

Greenville, New York, in Greene county, is 21 miles SW of Albany, New York and 115 miles N of New York, New York. The town’s population is 8,648.

Greenville History

The first European settlers arrived in this area in 1774. The town was founded from portions of Durham and Coxsackie in 1803. Greenville was named in honor of Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene in 1808.

Greenville and nearby Attractions

  • Caverns Creek Grist Mill Museum
  • Crailo State Historic Site
  • Hudson River Islands State Park
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden
  • Howe Caverns

Things To Do In Greenville

Local museums include the Old Stone Fort Museum, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the American Museum of Fire Fighting and the Irish American Heritage Museum. Historic sites in the area include the Crailo State Historic Site, the Olana State Historic Site and the New York Executive Mansion. Catskill Park, Hudson River Islands State Park and John Boyd Thacher State Park are some of the local parks, while Thompson's Lake State Park offers fishing, hiking, boating and camping opportunities.

Greenville Transportation

Albany International is the nearest major airport.

Greenville Higher Education

The College of Saint Rose, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Albany are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 3,683
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 20.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,621
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $36,364
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,731
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,173


Median Family Income $73,977
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $975
Median House Value $165,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 17.2%

Greenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles N of New York, New York
County Greene
Standard Zip Codes 12083
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.415
Longitude -74.022

Greenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.8 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 CAIRO 4 NW
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station VALATIE 1 N
Distance 17.4 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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