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Overview

Introduction to Colonie, New York

Colonie, New York, in Albany County, is 6 miles NW of Albany, New York and 137 miles N of New York, New York. Colonie is part of the surrounding Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area.

Colonie History

In the 19th century, the area was included in the Town of Watervliet. However, in 1895, the residents of the community voted to form a separate town, and parts of Watervliet were split off to create the towns of Colonie and Green Island. Colonie derived its name from a Dutch word meaning settlement outside the city. Colonie was officially incorporated as a village on March 2, 1921. In the 1930s, the village experienced growth and progress following the establishment of a fire company, and construction of an underpass on the Albany-Schenectady Road.

Colonie and nearby Attractions

  • New York State Capitol
  • Children's Museum of Science and Technology
  • New York State Museum
  • Peebles Island State Park
  • Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Colonie

The New York State Capitol, the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site and the New York Executive Mansion are some of the nearby museums and sites of historical interest. Peebles Island State Park, which is located at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, offers fishing, hiking and picnicking opportunities. Berkshire Botanical Garden and Howe Caverns are some other popular local destinations.

Colonie Transportation

Albany International is the nearest major airport.

Colonie Higher Education

Siena College, Excelsior College, the College of Saint Rose and Union College are all accessible from Colonie.

Demographics

People

Total Population82,893
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+42,527
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,362
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,878
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,907

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,276
% Above Poverty Level93.4%
% Below Poverty Level6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,045
Median House Value$221,100

Ancestry

Irish25%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
Italian19.3%
German15.7%
English7.7%
Polish6.6%
French Except Basque5.3%
Dutch3.3%
Canadian2.1%
Russian1.7%
Scottish1.4%
West Indian1.2%
Greek1%
Welsh0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
African0.9%
Arab0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Albanian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
US/American0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Afghan)0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Colonie Almanac

CategoryValue
County Albany County
Standard Zip Codes12205
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.72
Approximate Longitude-73.83

Colonie 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
Distance2.8 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
StationALCOVE DAM
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 31 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationGRAFTON
Distance19.2 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
Albany98,425$62,223
Menands3,998$86,875
Sources :
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