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Mechanicville is a city in Saratoga County, in the Albany metro area.

The community was named for local factory workers.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Mechanicville. For links to other places called Mechanicville, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Mechanicville is 42.902N. The longitude is -73.687W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,001.


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Median household income
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$34,509
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mechanicville demographic reports
Mechanicville is on the Hudson River, near the foothills of the Adirondacks.
Sash and blind manufacturing was once an important industry here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 45. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.9 per 1,000 people.
Historic routes: Hudson River Road (US9)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Mechanicville residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mechanicville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mechanicville was $17,236, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Mechanicville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mechanicville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $955.


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Libraries in Mechanicville include Mechanicville District Public Library ... View libraries

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Saratoga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mechanicville political report.

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The average commute time for Mechanicville workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
NY communities formerly known as Mechanicville:
  �Bay Shore, Suffolk County
  �West Berne, Albany County

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