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Overview

Introduction to Rotterdam, New York

Rotterdam, New York, in Schenectady county, is 2 miles SW of Schenectady, New York and 141 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area with. Rotterdam's population is approximately 20,535.

Rotterdam History

The present day Town of Rotterdam was first settled in by Dutch settlers in the 1660s. It was established on April 14, 1820 and named after the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. In the mid 1800s, the town boomed as one of the major corn industries. Development of the area also boomed after the Erie Canal was opened in the mid 1820s.

Rotterdam and nearby Attractions

  • Scotia - Glenville Children's Museum
  • Central Park Rose Garden
  • Schenectady Museum and Planetarium
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Empire State Aerosciences Museum
  • John Boyd Thacher State Park

Things To Do In Rotterdam

Rotterdam offers opportunities to indulge in a variety of recreational activities. You can visit the Poutre Park, Carman Park, Peebles Island State Park and the Saratoga Spa State Park during your leisure hours. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course or the Whispering Pines Golf Course. Regular concerts and plays are also performed at Proctor's Theater. The Schenectady County Historical Society Museum, Empire State Aerosciences Museum and the Schenectady Museum and Planetarium are all also close by.

Rotterdam Transportation

Regular flights are available from Albany International Airport.

Rotterdam Higher Education

Schenectady County Community College, Excelsior College and Union College are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,264
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+14,816
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,847
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,806
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,188

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,262
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$925
Median House Value$166,400

Ancestry

Italian32.7%
Irish22.7%
German16.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
Polish10.7%
English8.4%
French Except Basque5.9%
Dutch4.4%
Canadian1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Greek0.8%
Russian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Czech0.4%
African0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.2%
US/American0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Rotterdam Almanac

CategoryValue
County Schenectady County
Standard Zip Codes12306
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.81
Approximate Longitude-74.04

Rotterdam 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
Distance9.1 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
Distance18.8 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
StationCOBLESKILL 2 ESE
Distance24.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altamont1,735$113,036
East Glenville6,587$93,505
Sources :
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