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Overview

Introduction to Westmere, New York

Westmere, New York, in Albany county, is 6 miles NW of Albany, New York (center to center) and 135 miles N of New York, New York. Westmere is part of the surrounding Albany - Schenectady - Troy metro area.

Westmere History

Westmere is situated in the Town of Guilderland, which was a Dutch colony in the 17th century. Guilderland, which was established in 1803 from a portion of Town of Watervliet, supplied ammunition and fuel during the Second World War. It was fragmented in its loyalties at the time of the American Revolution.

Westmere and Nearby Attractions

  • New York State Museum
  • The Children’s Museum Of Science And Technology
  • Fort Hunter Park
  • Empire Golf

Things To Do In Westmere

Those who enjoy golf may visit the Empire Golf and the Sycamore Country Club, while those interested in history and museums can visit the Children’s Museum Of Science And Technology and the New York State Museum.

Westmere Transportation

Air transportation is available at the Albany International airport.

Westmere Higher Education

Colleges near Westmere include Excelsior College, The College of Saint Rose, Siena College, and Schenectady County Community College.

People

Total Population 6,758
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 3,736
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.1%
Median Earnings25+ $51,002
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $51,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,706

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,594
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,147
Median House Value $226,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.4%
Irish 19.8%

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

Westmere Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles N of New York, New York
County Albany
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12203
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.691
Longitude -73.869

Westmere 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 ALBANY INTL AP
Distance 5.4 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 ALCOVE DAM
Distance 15.9 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 VALATIE 1 N
Distance 20.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

McKownville (12203)

Pine (12203)

Stuyvesant Plaza (12203)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 98,468 $58,260
Niskayuna 22,050 $113,320

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

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