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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.


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Median household income
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$46,267
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rotterdam demographic reports
Rotterdam is on the Mohawk River
19th-century railroad town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 20. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.

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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.

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16% of Rotterdam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rotterdam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $490.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,025.


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

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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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NY communities formerly known as Rotterdam:
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