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Population (year 2000): 79,258. Estimated population in July 2005: 80,975 (+2.2% change)
Males: 38,148 (48.1%), Females: 41,110 (51.9%)

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Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $51,817 (year 2000)
Median house value: $118,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Colonie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.5%)
  • Black (4.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (28.0%), Italian (20.3%), German (17.6%), English (9.7%), Polish (8.2%), French (6.6%).New York forum

Land area: 3.3 square miles

Colonie,

For population 25 years and over in Colonie

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colonie town

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

6.8% Foreign born (3.2% Asia, 2.2% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (129.9 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (139.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NY Colonie, (0.0 miles NY (3.5 miles Westmere, NY (5.5 miles Guilderland, NY Albany, (5.6 miles NY (7.1 miles Delmar, NY Menands, (7.6 miles NY Niskayuna, (8.0 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $65,200
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $65,200
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2005: 94 buildings, average cost: $271,900

Latitude: 42.72 N, Longitude: 73.83 W

Area code: 518

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Public administration (15.7%), Retail trade (10.4%).


 

Crime in Colonie by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 5 11 8 12 12
    per 100,000 8.8 6.3 13.9 10.1 15.1 15.1
Robberies 32 43 41 32 22 31
    per 100,000 40.4 54.3 51.7 40.4 27.8 39.1
Assaults 31 24 34 37 14 49
    per 100,000 39.1 30.3 42.9 46.7 17.7 61.8
Burglaries 495 432 423 364 371 323
    per 100,000 624.5 545.1 533.7 459.3 468.1 407.5
Thefts 2,585 2,591 2,553 2,265 2,272 2,392
    per 100,000 3261.5 3269.1 3221.1 2857.8 2866.6 3018.0
Auto thefts 88 75 108 89 103 111
    per 100,000 111.0 94.6 136.3 112.3 130.0 140.0
206.5 202.6 206.8 180.9 175.7 190.6

Average climate in Colonie, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Colonie,

Colonie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.1 miles away from the Colonie city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/24/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Colonie:
  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; ALBANY, NY)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; ALBANY, NY)
  • CAPITAL DISTRICT PSYCH CENTER (about 6 miles; ALBANY, NY)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Colonie:
  • ALBANY INTL (about 3 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 46 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; ID: GFL)
  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 76 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; ID: POU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Colonie:
  • WELLS (about 9 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; ID: 94D)
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY (about 11 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; ID: SCH)
  • SOUTH ALBANY (about 12 miles; SOUTH BETHLEHEM, NY; ID: 4B0)

Amtrak stations near Colonie:
  • 9 miles: ALBANY-RENSSELAER (RENSSELAER, 555 EAST ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colonie:
  • SUNY AT ALBANY (about 2 miles; ALBANY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 14,168)
  • EXCELSIOR COLLEGE (about 3 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,096)
  • THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE (about 3 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 3,116)
  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 5 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,001)
  • UNION COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 12 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,150)

Notable location: Interchange Two (A).


Colonie compared to New York state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Population density significantly above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Colonie:
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WAMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; TROY, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WVKZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Colonie:
  • WCDB (90.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WKLI-FM (100.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WRPI (91.5 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)
  • WKKF (102.3 FM; BALLSTON SPA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQBK-FM (103.9 FM; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WDCD-FM (96.7 FM; CLIFTON PARK, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRCZ (94.5 FM; RAVENA, NY; Owner: DOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRL (103.1 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
TV broadcast stations around Colonie:
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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