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Overview

Introduction to Mechanicville, New York

Mechanicville, New York, in Saratoga county, is 14 miles NE of Schenectady, New York (center to center) and 138 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is considered part of the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan area.

Mechanicville History

Mechanicville, which was settled in 1764 by the Europeans, adopted its present name around 1829. It was named after early settlers, who were mostly mastercraftsmen. The Saratoga and Renselaer Railway laid its tracks through the city in 1835, which enabled Mechanicville to become a major commercial interchange. It was incorporated in 1859, as a village, and later, in 1915, it was recognized as a city.

Mechanicville and Nearby Attractions

  • Mitchell County Museum
  • John Boyd Thacher State Park
  • Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Waterford Historical Museum

Things To Do In Mechanicville

Mechanicville offers easy access to numeruos museums including the National Bottle Museum, Mitchell County Museum, Brookside Saratoga County Historical Society Museum, and Waterford Historical Museum. The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historical Site, the New York Executive Mansion, and the Bennington Battlefield State Historical Site are sites of historical importance located near the city. A variety of recreational opportunities are also provided by the Peebles Island State Park, Thompson's Lake State Park, and John Boyd Thacher State Park.

Mechanicville Transportation

The closest major airport is Albany International Airport.

Mechanicville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include SUNY Empire State College, Siena College, and Skidmore College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,169
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+2,498
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married33.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.5%
Median Earnings25+$36,707
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,324

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,762
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.9%
Median Gross Rent$804
Median House Value$151,100

Ancestry

Italian33%
Irish28.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
French Except Basque13.6%
English11.9%
German11.6%
Polish5.3%
Dutch4%
Canadian2.4%
Scottish1%
Welsh0.7%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Arab0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Mechanicville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Saratoga County
Standard Zip Codes12118
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.9
Approximate Longitude-73.69

Mechanicville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTROY LOCK AND DAM
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationSARATOGA SPRINGS 4 SW
Distance11.1 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
StationGRAFTON
Distance13.9 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

Mechanicville Public Libraries

Mechanicville District Public Library
190 NORTH MAIN STREET
Mechanicville, New York
(518) 664-4646

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Mechanicville Public Schools

Mechanicville Junior/senior High School
25 Kniskern Ave
ZIP: 12118
(518) 664-9888
Other
Total Enrollment 711
Mechanicville Elementary School
25 Kniskern Ave
ZIP: 12118
(518) 664-7336
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
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