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Poestenkill is a town in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area.
The community name derives from Dutch for "foaming water"
The latitude of Poestenkill is 42.690N. The longitude is -73.565W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 928 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,054.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Poestenkill 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 12140 ZIP code.
20% of Poestenkill residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poestenkill ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Poestenkill was $22,143, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Poestenkill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Poestenkill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,226.
Libraries in Poestenkill include Poestenkill Library ... View libraries
Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poestenkill political report.
The average commute time for Poestenkill workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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