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Overview

Introduction to West Glens Falls, New York

West Glens Falls, New York is 36 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 148 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Glens Falls metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,721 people in West Glens Falls.

West Glens Falls History

West Glens Falls is located in Warren County, New York, which was formed in 1813 after splitting off from Washington County. Many medical inventions originated from this county.

West Glens Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Chapman Historical Museum
  • Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
  • New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Oswegatchie River

Things To Do In West Glens Falls

Nearby museums and parks include the Chapman Historical Museum and the New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Oswegatchie River area is a popular local fishing spot.

West Glens Falls Transportation

Air transportation is available from Albany International Airport.

West Glens Falls Higher Education

Colleges located near West Glens include Adirondack Community College, Suny Empire State College, Skidmore College and Union College.

People

Total Population 7,670
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,706
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 39.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,314
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,059
Median House Value $148,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.8%
Irish 17.1%

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

West Glens Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Warren
Metro Area Glens Falls
Standard Zip Codes 12801
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.311
Longitude -73.684

West Glens Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station GLENS FALLS FARM
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station GLENS FALLS AP
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station CONKLINGVILLE DAM
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Queensbury (12801)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Corinth 6,503 $63,529
Fort Edward 6,241 $54,100
Glens Falls 14,496 $59,506
Hudson Falls 7,239 $48,179
Lake George 3,494 $74,632

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

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