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Home of one of America's great horseracing tracks
Saratoga Springs is a city in Saratoga County, in the Albany metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "place of swift water," "springs from the hillside" or "beaver place."
The latitude of Saratoga Springs is 43.083N. The longitude is -73.785W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 299 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,332.
Gambling flourished in the late 1800s, with the opening of at least a dozen casinos.
Potato chips, initially known as "Saratoga chips," were invented here in 1853 by George Crum, an African-American chef at the Moon Lake Resort.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Saratoga Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saratoga 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 12833 ZIP code.
14% of Saratoga Springs residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saratoga Springs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saratoga Springs was $26,250, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Saratoga Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Saratoga Springs include Broadway Historic District (Saratoga Springs), Casino-Congress Park-Circular Street Historic District, East Side Historic District, Saratoga Spa State Park District, Union Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Saratoga Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $520. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,195.
Libraries in Saratoga Springs include Saratoga Springs Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Saratoga Springs include Saratogian
Saratoga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saratoga Springs political report.
Saratoga Springs restaurants taking online reservations include Chez Sophie ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Saratoga Springs workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Saratoga Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Saratoga Springs include Courtyard Saratoga Springs, Gideon Putnam Resort Spa, Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, Inn at Saratoga, Prime Hotel Saratoga Springs, Residence Inn, Saratoga Springs Super 8 Motel.
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