Poestenkill, New York

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Poestenkill, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Poestenkill Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Poestenkill Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Poestenkill Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Poestenkill People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Poestenkill Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Poestenkill Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Poestenkill, New York

Comparing Poestenkill 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 10 7
College Educated Adults 8 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8

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Poestenkill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles E of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rensselaer
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12140
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.69
Longitude -73.565

Poestenkill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Distance 26.9 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
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Poestenkill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,024 100%
Male 505 49.3%
Female 519 50.7%
Under 18 262 25.6%
18+ 762 74.4%
65+ 126 12.3%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,009 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.7%

Poestenkill 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 21.5%
German 19%
English 13.4%
Italian 12.9%
Norwegian 8.5%
French (except Basque) 6.5%
Polish 4.2%
French Canadian 3.7%
Dutch 2.7%
US/American 1.9%
Scottish 1.1%
Armenian 1%
Danish 0.8%
Slovak 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Poestenkill 1,024 $62,885
Averill Park 1,517 $62,188
Green Island 2,278 $38,011
Troy 49,170 $38,631
Watervliet 10,207 $38,735
West Sand Lake 2,439 $69,167
Wynantskill 3,018 $61,951
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