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Rotterdam is a town in Schenectady County, in the Albany metro area.
The community was named after the city in the Netherlands
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Rotterdam. For links to other places called Rotterdam, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rotterdam is 42.786N. The longitude is -73.971W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,316.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rotterdam 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 12305 ZIP code.
13% of Rotterdam residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rotterdam ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rotterdam was $21,457, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Rotterdam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rotterdam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $490. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,025.
Schenectady County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rotterdam political report.
The average commute time for Rotterdam workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rotterdam between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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