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Overview

Introduction to Scotia, New York

Scotia, New York is 1 mile NW of Schenectady, New York and 144 miles N of New York, New York. It is in Schenectady county. The village is part of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area.

Scotia History

In the 17th century, Scotsman Alexander Lindsay Glen purchased land along the north shore of the Mohawk River from Native Americans. Glen named the village Scotia, meaning Scotland in Latin. During the 19th century, the village had one of the largest Broom industries in the country and had close to 100 operating broomcorn farms. Scotia was officially incorporated as a village in 1904.

Scotia and nearby Attractions

  • Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
  • Shaker Heritage Society
  • Schenectady County Historical Society Museum
  • Peebles Island State Park
  • Scotia-Glenville Children's Museum
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Scotia

Local museums and historical sites include the Schenectady County Historical Society Museum, the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, the New York Executive Mansion and the New York State Capitol. Peebles Island State Park, Thompson's Lake State Park and John Boyd Thacher State Park offer various recreational opportunities.

Scotia Transportation

Air transportation is available from Albany International Airport.

Scotia Higher Education

Colleges accessible from Scotia include Schenectady County Community College, Union College, Excelsior College and the College of Saint Rose.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,732
Male Share of the Population43.9%
Female Share of the Population56.1%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+3,841
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.6%
Median Earnings25+$38,370
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$38,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,747
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.6%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone38.1%
Median Gross Rent$786
Median House Value$137,400

Ancestry

Irish27.3%
German18.8%
Italian17.6%
English13.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
Polish8.7%
French Except Basque8.7%
Dutch4.4%
Canadian4.4%
Scottish4.3%
Greek2.3%
Russian2.3%
Welsh1.8%
Slovak1.4%
Lithuanian1.3%
Czech0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Latvian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Scotia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Schenectady County
Standard Zip Codes12302
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.88
Approximate Longitude-73.98

Scotia 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
Distance9.9 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
Distance16.2 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
Distance25.5 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
Altamont1,735$113,036
Clifton Park37,001$113,902
East Glenville6,587$93,505
Niskayuna22,177$114,325
Rotterdam29,264$80,262
Schenectady65,554$54,421

Scotia Public Schools

Glen-worden Elementary School
30 Worden Rd
ZIP: 12302
(518) 346-0469
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Glendaal School
774 Sacandaga Rd
ZIP: 12302
(518) 382-1202
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Lincoln School
40 Albion St
ZIP: 12302
(518) 382-1296
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
Pashley Elementary School
30 Pashley Rd
ZIP: 12302
(518) 399-9141
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Sacandaga School
300 Wren St
ZIP: 12302
(518) 382-1282
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Scotia-glenville Middle School
10 Prestige Pkwy
ZIP: 12302
(518) 382-1263
Middle
Total Enrollment 609
Scotia-glenville Senior High School
1 Tartan Way
ZIP: 12302
(518) 382-1231
High
Total Enrollment 805

Scotia Private Schools

Mekeel Christian School
36-38 Sacandaga Rd
ZIP: 12302
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 305
Oak Hill School
39 Charlton Rd
ZIP: 12302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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