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Niskayuna is a town in Schenectady County, in the Albany metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "big cornfields"
The latitude of Niskayuna is 42.779N. The longitude is -73.846W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 404 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,295.
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12% of Niskayuna residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Niskayuna ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Niskayuna was $33,257, compared with $21,587 nationally.
55% of Niskayuna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Niskayuna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $608. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,407.
Libraries in Niskayuna include Adirondack Research Library, Niskayuna Branch ... View libraries
Schenectady County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Niskayuna political report.
The average commute time for Niskayuna workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Niskayuna between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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