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Overview

Introduction to Greenville, New York

Greenville, New York, in Greene county, is 21 miles SW of Albany, New York and 115 miles N of New York, New York. The town’s population is 8,648.

Greenville History

The first European settlers arrived in this area in 1774. The town was founded from portions of Durham and Coxsackie in 1803. Greenville was named in honor of Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene in 1808.

Greenville and nearby Attractions

  • Caverns Creek Grist Mill Museum
  • Crailo State Historic Site
  • Hudson River Islands State Park
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden
  • Howe Caverns

Things To Do In Greenville

Local museums include the Old Stone Fort Museum, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the American Museum of Fire Fighting and the Irish American Heritage Museum. Historic sites in the area include the Crailo State Historic Site, the Olana State Historic Site and the New York Executive Mansion. Catskill Park, Hudson River Islands State Park and John Boyd Thacher State Park are some of the local parks, while Thompson's Lake State Park offers fishing, hiking, boating and camping opportunities.

Greenville Transportation

Albany International is the nearest major airport.

Greenville Higher Education

The College of Saint Rose, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Albany are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,637
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+1,590
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,269

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,188
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$981
Median House Value$168,800

Ancestry

Irish17%
Italian16.2%
English9.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
French Except Basque5.6%
Polish3%
Dutch3%
Scottish2.4%
Swedish2.3%
Norwegian1.9%
Russian1.5%
Austrian1.1%
Canadian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Latvian0.4%
Czech0.4%
German0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
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Greenville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Greene County
Standard Zip Codes12083
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.41
Approximate Longitude-74.02

Greenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALCOVE DAM
Distance5.8 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
StationCAIRO 4 NW
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches
StationVALATIE 1 N
Distance17.4 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
Cairo6,520$65,948
Coeymans7,418$68,052
Coxsackie8,679$78,447
Ravena3,275$62,212
Tannersville808$64,250

Greenville Public Libraries

Greenville Public Library
8 NORTH STREET
Greenville, New York
(518) 966-8205

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Greenville Public Schools

Greenville High School
4976 Sr 81
ZIP: 12083
(518) 966-5070
High
Total Enrollment 357
Greenville Middle School
4976 Sr 81
ZIP: 12083
(518) 966-5070
Middle
Total Enrollment 268
Scott M Ellis Elementary School
11219 Sr 32
ZIP: 12083
(518) 966-5070
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
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