Westmere, New York

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Westmere, New York

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. Part of the surrounding Albany - Schenectady - Troy metro area, the town is home to some 7,188 residents.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Westmere Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 13% Westmere Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Westmere College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Westmere Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Westmere, New York

Comparing Westmere 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 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 7 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 7 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
People Living Alone 7 7
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Affordability of Rents 2 4

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Westmere Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,188 100%
Male 3,417 47.5%
Female 3,771 52.5%
Under 18 1,516 21.1%
18+ 5,672 78.9%
65+ 1,129 15.7%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.9
White 6,379 88.7%
African-American 260 3.6%
Asian 449 6.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0%
Other 31 0.4%
Mixed Race 64 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 144 2%

Westmere 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
Italian 18.9%
Irish 18.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
German 11.1%
English 7.3%
Polish 5%
US/American 4.1%
Russian 3.5%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
French Canadian 1.8%
Dutch 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Australian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
European 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Jordanian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
British West Indian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Westmere 7,188 $61,827
Albany 95,658 $39,932
Colonie 7,916 $63,822
Delmar 8,292 $83,219
Niskayuna 4,892 $72,526
Rensselaer 7,761 $40,688
Voorheesville 2,705 $65,682
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