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Overview

Introduction to Clifton Park, New York

Clifton Park, New York, in Saratoga county, is 8 miles E of Schenectady, New York and 142 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan area.

Clifton Park History

The earliest European settlers arrived in this area towards the end of the 17th century. The area was named Cliftons Park in 1707 by Naning Harmansen, who bought land from the Shenendehowa Indians in this area. The town was formally established in 1828 from parts of the Town of Halfmoon. The name was modified to Clifton Park in 1829.

Clifton Park and nearby Attractions

  • Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve
  • Waterford Historical Museum
  • Robert Van Patten Golf Course
  • Clifton Park
  • Peebles Island State Park
  • Saratoga National Historical Park

Things To Do In Clifton Park

Clifton Park provides a diverse array of opportunities for recreation. The towns many parks and lakes have facilities for many different types of activities, ranging from various games and sports to picnicking. The nearby nature preserve has walking and hiking trails as well. Ski areas and museums are also nearby.

Clifton Park Transportation

Albany International is the nearest major airport.

Clifton Park Higher Education

Union College Schenectady, Siena College and Excelsior College are in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,001
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+18,912
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.5%
Median Earnings25+$60,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,689

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,902
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone21.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,158
Median House Value$276,800

Ancestry

Irish23.9%
Italian19.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.1%
English10.5%
Polish6.9%
French Except Basque5.3%
Canadian3%
Dutch2.6%
Scottish2.4%
Greek1.2%
Ukrainian1.1%
Russian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Welsh0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Arab0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Austrian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Czech0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
African0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Clifton Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Saratoga County
Standard Zip Codes12065
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.85
Approximate Longitude-73.8

Clifton Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALBANY INTL AP
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationSARATOGA SPRINGS 4 SW
Distance12.8 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
StationVALATIE 1 N
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cohoes16,411$60,493
East Glenville6,587$93,505
Mechanicville5,169$59,762
Niskayuna22,177$114,325
Round Lake585$86,719
Waterford8,423$72,311

Clifton Park Public Libraries

Clifton Park-halfmoon Public Library
475 MOE ROAD
Clifton Park, New York
(518) 371-8622

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Clifton Park Public Schools

Acadia Middle School
970 Rt 146
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0450
Middle
Total Enrollment 811
Arongen Elementary School
489 Clifton Pk Ctr Rd
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0510
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Gowana Middle School
970 Rt 146
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0460
Middle
Total Enrollment 799
Karigon Elementary School
970 Rt 146
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0530
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Koda Middle School
970 Rt 146
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0470
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
Okte Elementary School
1581 Crescent Rd
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0540
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Orenda Elementary School
970 Rt 146
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0550
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
Shatekon Elementary School
35 Maxwell Rd
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0580
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Shenendehowa High School
970 Rt 146
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0310
High
Total Enrollment 3141
Skano Elementary School
970 Rt 146
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0560
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Tesago Elementary School
970 Rt 146
ZIP: 12065
(518) 881-0570
Primary
Total Enrollment 467

Clifton Park Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
518 Vischer Ferry Rd
ZIP: 12065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Mother Teresa Academy
511 Moe Rd
ZIP: 12065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
Saratoga Academy Of The Arts & Sciences
1524 Route 9
ZIP: 12065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
St George's School
912 Route 146
ZIP: 12065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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