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Princetown is a town in Schenectady County, in the Albany metro area.
The community was named for John Prince, state assemblyman
The latitude of Princetown is 42.778N. The longitude is -74.065W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,053 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,132.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Princetown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schenectady 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 12056 ZIP code.
15% of Princetown residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Princetown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Princetown was $24,292, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Princetown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Princetown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $562. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,168.
Schenectady County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Princetown political report.
The average commute time for Princetown workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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