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Encyclopedia > Mechanicville (NY)

Mechanicville is a city located in Saratoga County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,019. CITY Is A network of 5 Television Stations owned By CHUM Limited They Include CITY 57 Toronto CKVU 10 Edmonton 51 Calgary 5 Winnipeg 13 on December 1 CHUM Perchased the Fomer A-Channels Stations in Alberta and Manitoba Under the Banner of CITY-TV Everywhere. Broadcasting for the first... Saratoga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The City of Mechanicville is located on the eastern border of the county.

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History

The first European settlers on the Tenendeho Creek in the area of today's Mechanicville arrived in 1764. About 35 years later, small flour mills were already established. When the Champlain Canal reached the settlement in 1823, and especially when the Saratoga and Renselaer Railway laid a track through the area in 1835, Mechanicville became an important commerce interchange. 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The first documented occurrence of the name "Mechanicville" dates back to 1829. The name comes from the early settlers, who were independent mastercraftsmen such as millers, carpenters, or butchers, whose professions were commonly known as the "mechanical arts" at the time. 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The village was incorporated in 1859; it had about 1000 inhabitants at that time. It grew rapidly as textile mills, factories and a linen thread company came to Mechanicville. In 1878, additional railways came to the village, and it became an important center of papermaking. By 1900, it was a major transfer yard and car repair center for the railways. In the 1920s, it had a population of nearly 10000. 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly...


The village became a city in 1915. 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


With the decline of the railroads, Mechanicville also suffered. The papermaking industry—Mechanicville had hosted once (in 1904) the largest paper mill in the world—ceased operations. The once thriving industry town is today a quiet residential town, with most inhabitants working in Albany, Schenectady, and elsewhere. 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... New York State Capitol Building, completed in 1899 at a cost of $25 million was the most expensive government building of its time. ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. ...


Geography

Mechanicville is located by the Hudson River. 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. ...


Mechanicville is located at 42°54'14" North, 73°41'26" West (42.903922, -73.690458)1. 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 city has a total area of 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²). 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.79% 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 (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,019 people, 2,219 households, and 1,275 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,334.8/km² (6,028.4/mi²). There are 2,386 housing units at an average density of 1,109.9/km² (2,865.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.95% White, 0.36% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 1.20% 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. ...


There are 2,219 households out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% are married couples living together, 12.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% are non-families. 36.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.97. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $34,509, and the median income for a family is $42,143. Males have a median income of $32,825 versus $25,143 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,236. 8.0% of the population and 6.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.4% 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 number of people. ... 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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The Mechanicville Fire Department (876 words)
The Mechanicville Fire Department proudly serves The City of Mechanicville, N.Y. Mechanicville is home to approximately 5,200 people living in an area of 1 square mile.
Born of a certain conviction that elbow-grease and courage were not enough to combat flames, the Mechanicville Volunteer Fire Department came into being in the year of 1875.
Prior to 1875, when Mechanicville's elder statesmen took the then momentous step towards "mechanization" of the village's fire-fighting force, fire was a thing of terror in the community, with the flimsy wooden frame buildings of the period at the mercy of the slightest spark.
Hudson River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2022 words)
Sections of the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad, Troy and Boston Railroad and Albany Northern Railroad ran next to the Hudson between Troy and Mechanicville.
North of Mechanicville the shore was bare until Glens Falls, where the short Glens Falls Railroad ran along the east shore.
Mechanicville Bridge in Mechanicville carrying New York State Highway 67
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