Voorheesville, New York

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Voorheesville, New York

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High Points

Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Voorheesville People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Voorheesville College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Voorheesville Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Voorheesville Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Voorheesville Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Voorheesville, New York

Comparing Voorheesville 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 Women 10 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Age of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 10 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Voorheesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles N of New York, New York
County Albany
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12186
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.653
Longitude -73.929

Voorheesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 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 VALATIE 1 N
Distance 19.7 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
Station CAIRO 4 NW
Distance 23.9 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
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Voorheesville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,705 100%
Male 1,295 47.9%
Female 1,410 52.1%
Under 18 675 25%
18+ 2,030 75%
65+ 342 12.6%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.94
White 2,654 98.1%
African-American 10 0.4%
Asian 16 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.3%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 16 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 0.8%

Estimated Voorheesville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,782
Growth 77
Growth % 2.8%

Voorheesville 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 22.7%
German 19.5%
Italian 12.7%
English 12.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Polish 4.2%
US/American 3.3%
Scottish 3.2%
Dutch 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Welsh 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
European 1.1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
African 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Reidsville (12186)

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)
Voorheesville 2,705 $65,682
Albany 95,658 $39,932
Altamont 1,737 $61,750
Colonie 7,916 $63,822
Delmar 8,292 $83,219
Rotterdam 20,536 $50,681
Westmere 7,188 $61,827

Voorheesville Public Libraries

Voorheesville Central School Dist Pub Lib
Voorheesville, New York
(518) 765-2791
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