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Encyclopedia > Colonie, New York

Colonie is a town located in Albany County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 79,258. The name is derived from the Dutch Colenye, meaning a settlement on the outskirts of a city. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... Location in the state of New York Formed November 1, 1683 Seat Albany Area  - Total  - Water 1,381 km² (533 mi²) 25 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The Town of Colonie is north of Albany, New York and is at the northern border of the county. Within the Town of Colonie is a village, also known as Colonie. Motto: Nickname: Location in Albany County, New York Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 County Albany County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - Total  - Water 56. ... Colonie is a village located in Albany County, New York. ...


Siena College is located by the community of Newtonville. Siena College is a nationally recognized Catholic liberal arts college situated in the suburban community of Loudonville, New York, two miles north of Albany. ...

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History

This area was once part of the Rensselaerwyck manor. The Town of Colonie was formed in 1895 from most of what remained of the former "Town of Watervliet," leaving only the City of Watervliet, New York. The original Town of Watervliet was the "mother of towns" in Albany County, and Colonie is its historical successor. Rensselaerwyck is the name of a colonial estate that was located in what is now New York, USA. The estate was land purchased by Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, a Dutch merchant and investor in the Dutch West India Company. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Watervliet is a city located in Albany County, New York. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 149.9 km² (57.9 mi²). 145.2 km² (56.1 mi²) of it is land and 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.11% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


The north town line is the border of Schenectady County, partly marked by the Mohawk River. The east town line is the border of Rensselaer County, marked by the Hudson River. The town lies near the junction of the Hudson and the Mohawk. Location in the state of New York Formed 1809 Seat Schenectady Area  - Total  - Water 543 km² (210 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 1. ... For other uses, see Mohawk River (disambiguation) The Mohawk River is a major waterway in north-central New York. ... Rensselaer County is a county in the state of New York. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ...


Interstate 87 and US Route 9 pass through the town. Interstate 87 (abbreviated I-87) is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... United States Highway 9 is a north-south United States highway in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York in the United States. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 79,258 people, 30,980 households, and 20,539 families residing in the town. The population density is 545.8/km² (1,413.6/mi²). There are 32,280 housing units at an average density of 222.3/km² (575.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.55% White, 3.96% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 3.59% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 30,980 households out of which 29.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% are married couples living together, 9.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% are non-families. 28.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 3.00. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.6 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $51,817, and the median income for a family is $62,649. Males have a median income of $41,453 versus $30,763 for females. The per capita income for the town is $25,231. 4.7% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.5% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Communities and locations in Colonie

  • Albany -- The City of Albany is at the south border of the town.
  • Albany International Airport (ALB) -- An airport servicing Albany and the region.
  • Boght Corners -- A hamlet in the northeast part of the town. This is the oldest community in Albany County.
  • Cohoes -- The City of Cohoes is at the northeast corner of the town.
  • Colonie -- The Village of Colonie.
  • Crescent Station -- A location north of Cohoes.
  • Green Island, New York -- A town and village imbedded inside the Town of Colonie.
  • Karner -- A hamlet northwest of Colonie village.
  • Dunsbach Ferry -- A hamlet in the north part of the town at the Mohawk River.
  • Latham -- A hamlet near the center of the town.
  • Lisha Kill -- A hamlet on Route 7, north of Maywood.
  • Loudonville -- A suburban community near the city line of Albany.
  • Mannville -- A hamlet west of Watervliet.
  • Maywood -- A hamlet northwest of Colonie village on Route 7.
  • Menands -- The Village of Menands is by the east town line.
  • Mohawk View -- A hamlet at the north town line by the Mohawk River.
  • Newtonville -- A hamlet between Latham and Loudonville.
  • Roessleville -- A suburban community near the city line of Albany
  • Shakers -- A hamlet southwest of the Albany airport.
  • Stanford Heights -- A hamlet on the north town line.
  • Verdoy -- A hamlet north of Albany airport.
  • Watervliet -- The City of Watervliet is at the east town line.
  • Whitney Estates -- A hamlet northeast of Albany airport.

Motto: Nickname: Location in Albany County, New York Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 County Albany County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - Total  - Water 56. ... FAA diagram of Albany International Airport (ALB) Albany International Airport (IATA: ALB, ICAO: KALB) is an international airport[1] serving Albany, New York. ... Cohoes is a city located in Albany County, New York, USA. At the time of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 15,521. ... Colonie is a village located in Albany County, New York. ... Green Island is a village and a town located in Albany County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,278. ... Loudonville is a hamlet located in Albany County, New York, in the USA. // History Named after James Campbell, Earl of Loudonville Geography Law and government Demographics Economy Famous natives Colleges and universities Siena College, site of the Loudonville CTY General information Zip codes: 12211 (Although Zip often listed as Albany... Menands is a village located in Albany County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,910. ... Watervliet is a city located in Albany County, New York. ...

External links

  • Town of Colonie, New York, webpage
  • Early history of Colonie region


Seal of Albany County Albany County, New York
County seat Albany
Cities Albany | Cohoes | Watervliet
Villages Colonie | Menands | Ravena | Voorheesville
Towns Berne | Bethlehem | Coeymans | Colonie | Green Island | Guilderland | Knox | New Scotland | Rensselaerville | Westerlo
Hamlets/CDPs Delmar | Loudonville | Medusa | Preston-Potter Hollow | Westmere

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