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Overview

Introduction to Glens Falls, New York

Glens Falls, New York, in Warren county, is 37 miles NE of Schenectady, New York and 146 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Glens Falls History

The area occupied by the present day city of Glen Falls was originally called Chepontuc. After many name changes, the area was named in honor of Colonel Johannes Glen in 1788. It had its first post office in 1808, and was incorporated as a village in 1839. Glens Falls achieved cityhood in 1908.

Glens Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Champlain Canal
  • Charles R. Wood Theater
  • Glens Falls Community Theatre
  • Glens Falls Symphony
  • Chapman Historical Museum
  • The Hyde Collection

Things To Do In Glens Falls

Glen Falls is noted for its many historic sites. It has two historic districts that are mentioned on the National Register of Historic Places. The city also has a Civil War Monument. Glen Falls presents a variety of opportunities for entertainment as well, ranging across theater, music and locally organized events.

Glens Falls Transportation

Albany International is the nearest major airport.

Glens Falls Higher Education

Adirondack Community College, SUNY Empire State College and Skidmore College provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,422
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+7,541
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married34.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,943
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,098
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,641

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,545
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone38.8%
Median Gross Rent$821
Median House Value$150,800

Ancestry

Irish20.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.3%
Italian12.2%
English11.4%
German11%
French Except Basque10.2%
Polish4.3%
Canadian3.3%
Dutch2.6%
Scottish1.7%
Welsh1.3%
Swedish0.7%
Russian0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
African0.3%
British0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Glens Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Warren County, Saratoga County
Standard Zip Codes12801, 12803, 12804
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.31
Approximate Longitude-73.64

Glens Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGLENS FALLS AP
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp8 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationCONKLINGVILLE DAM
Distance14.5 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
StationSARATOGA SPRINGS 4 SW
Distance21 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Corinth6,475$61,250
Hudson Falls7,202$50,914
South Glens Falls3,591$54,450
West Glens Falls7,501$63,971

Glens Falls Public Libraries

Crandall Public Library
251 GLEN STREET
Glens Falls, New York
(518) 792-6508

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Glens Falls Hospitals

Glens Falls Hospital
(Non-profit)
100 Park St
(518) 761-5348

Glens Falls Public Schools

Abraham Wing School
120 Lawrence St
ZIP: 12801
(518) 792-3231
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
Big Cross Street School
15 Big Cross St
ZIP: 12801
(518) 792-2619
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Glens Falls Middle School
20 Quade St
ZIP: 12801
(518) 793-3418
Middle
Total Enrollment 596
Glens Falls Senior High School
10 Quade St
ZIP: 12801
(518) 792-6564
High
Total Enrollment 606
Jackson Heights School
24 Jackson Ave
ZIP: 12801
(518) 792-1071
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Kensington Road School
43 Kensington Rd
ZIP: 12801
(518) 793-5151
Primary
Total Enrollment 280

Glens Falls Private Schools

Ss Mary-alphonsus Catholic School
10-12 Church St
ZIP: 12801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
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Glens Falls Club between 1905 and 1920
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