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Encyclopedia > Green Island, 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. A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... 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. ... Albany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, generally located in the vicinity of Albany, New York, the capital of New York State. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The Village of Green Island is also a town, coterminous with the village. Green Island is one of only five such Town-Village amalgams in New York State. The postal code is 12183. 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. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


The Town of Green Island is also the smallest town (by area) in New York State. The Town of Green Island covers only 0.7 of a square mile (1.8km²}. The largest town by area in the state is the Town of Webb. Webb is a town located in Herkimer County, New York. ...

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History

Green Island was incorporated as a village in 1853. The Town of Green Island was formed in 1896, shortly after the final division of the original "Town of Watervliet" that created the City of Watervliet and the Town of Colonie. 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Watervliet is a city located in Albany County, New York. ... Colonie is a town located in Albany County, New York. ...


The Ford Motor Company was Green Island's largest employer from 1923, when Henry Ford opened a plant in Green Island, until 1988, when the plant closed. The Ford Motor Company (often referred to simply as Ford; sometimes nicknamed FoMoCo), NYSE: F is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, United States (where the company is currently headquartered), and incorporated on June 16, 1903. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Time Magazine, January 14, 1935 Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Henry Ford Motor Company which later became Cadillac and Ford Motor Company. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Past residents of note

Michael R. McNulty, representing Congressional District 21 of New York, was formerly the mayor of Green Island village and the supervisor of the Town of Green Island. Michael Robert McNulty (September 16, 1947) is a politician from the state of New York, currently representing the states 21st Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House. ...


Geography

Green_Island is located at 42°44'39" North, 73°41'39" West (42.744178, -73.694219)GR1. 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. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²). 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 23.91% 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. ...


Green Island is located south of where the Mohawk River joins into the Hudson River in Albany County, New York. The community is inside the eastern part of the Town of Colonie. For other uses, see Mohawk River (disambiguation) The Mohawk River is a major waterway in north-central 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. ... Colonie is a town located in Albany County, New York. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 2,278 people, 1,073 households, and 580 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,256.5/km² (3,262.1/mi²). There are 1,188 housing units at an average density of 655.3/km² (1,701.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 96.88% White, 1.32% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 0.75% 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. ...


There are 1,073 households out of which 24.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% are married couples living together, 14.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% are non-families. 38.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.12 and the average family size is 2.83. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the village the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.9 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $32,500, and the median income for a family is $38,011. Males have a median income of $31,403 versus $27,422 for females. The per capita income for the village is $17,795. 10.0% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.3% of those under the age of 18 and 5.2% 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. ...


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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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