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Nassau is a village in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area.

The community was named for the German duchy associated with the House of Orange
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Nassau. For links to other places called Nassau, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Nassau is 42.515N. The longitude is -73.61W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 404 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,146.


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Median household income
Local
$40,789
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nassau demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Union Village
Summer resort in the early 1900s
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
This settlement contains about ten houses, whose owners are all captains, majors and colonels, living on the produce of the neighboring flats; the valley contains about 3,000 acres of very excellent land, worth about $30 per acre?
-- English traveler John Maude, 1800

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Nassau demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rensselaer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12123 ZIP code.

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18% of Nassau residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nassau ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nassau was $19,199, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Nassau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Nassau include Albany Avenue Historic District, Church Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Nassau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $442.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $978.


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Libraries in Nassau include Nassau Free Library ... View libraries

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Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nassau political report.

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

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“ This settlement contains about ten houses, whose owners are all captains, majors and colonels, living on the produce of the neighboring flats; the valley contains about 3,000 acres of very excellent land, worth about $30 per acre? ”
English traveler John Maude, 1800

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