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Overview

Introduction to Ballston Spa, New York

Ballston Spa, New York, in Saratoga county, is 13 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 148 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Albany metropolitan area with.

Ballston Spa History

Europeans first arrived in this region in 1771. The community was named in honor of one of its earliest settlers, Reverend Eliphalet Ball. Ballston Spa was officially incorporated as a village in 1807. This area was once famous for its mineral water spring, which was believed to have healing powers. Ballston Spa was also known as the site of the Souci Hotel, which was one of the largest hotels in the world in the 1800s. This village was also the birthplace of the supposed creator of baseball, Abner Doubleday.

Ballston Spa and nearby Attractions

  • National Bottle Museum
  • Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
  • Moreau Lake State Park
  • Great Escape
  • Howe Caverns

Things To Do In Ballston Spa

Nearby museums include the Brookside Saratoga County Historical Society Museum, the National Museum of Dance, and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site and the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site are all accessible from Ballston Spa, while other local parks include Moreau Lake State Park, Peebles Island State Park and Saratoga Spa State Park.

Ballston Spa Transportation

Albany International is the nearest major airport.

Ballston Spa Higher Education

Local Colleges include the Ellis Hospital School of Nursing, Schenectady County Community College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,134
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+2,666
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,977
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,104
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,779

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,668
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$894
Median House Value$216,300

Ancestry

Irish19.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.9%
German17.8%
English13.9%
Italian12.6%
French Except Basque7.3%
Polish7.2%
Dutch4%
Scottish3.9%
Czech1.9%
Canadian1.8%
Russian1.4%
Swedish0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Croatian0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Arab0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
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Ballston Spa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Saratoga County
Standard Zip Codes12020
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43
Approximate Longitude-73.85

Ballston Spa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSARATOGA SPRINGS 4 SW
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationCONKLINGVILLE DAM
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp8 to 29 F
Apr Temp32 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationGRAFTON
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Glenville6,587$93,505
Galway3,535$82,734
Mechanicville5,169$59,762
Round Lake585$86,719
Saratoga Springs27,447$99,115
Stillwater8,436$89,142

Ballston Spa Public Libraries

Ballston Spa Public Library
21 MILTON AVENUE
Ballston Spa, New York
(518) 885-5022

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Ballston Spa Public Schools

Ballston Spa Middle School
210 Ballston Ave
ZIP: 12020
(518) 884-7200
Middle
Total Enrollment 966
Ballston Spa Senior High School
220 Ballston Ave
ZIP: 12020
(518) 884-7150
High
Total Enrollment 1324
Gordon Creek Elementary School
50 Wood Rd
ZIP: 12020
(518) 884-7270
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Malta Avenue Elementary School
70 Malta Ave
ZIP: 12020
(518) 884-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Milton Terrace North Elementary School
200 Wood Rd
ZIP: 12020
(518) 884-7210
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Wood Road Elementary School
300 Wood Rd
ZIP: 12020
(518) 884-7290
Primary
Total Enrollment 573

Ballston Spa Private Schools

Spa Christian School
206 Greenfield Ave
ZIP: 12020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
St Mary S School
40 Thompson St
ZIP: 12020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 140
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