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Ballston Spa is a village in Saratoga County, in the Albany metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Rev. Eliphalet Ball, an early settler.

The latitude of Ballston Spa is 43.000N. The longitude is -73.849W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 315 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,565.


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Median household income
Local
$37,173
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ballston Spa demographic reports
Ballston Spa is on the Kayaderosseras and Gordon creeks.
Year founded: 1807
Founded by the grandfather of Stephen A. Douglas

Before construction of the racetrack and casinos in Saratoga Springs, this was the most popular resort in the area

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1973 movie, "The Way We Were"
· 1998 movie, "The Horse Whisperer"
Well-known residents have included:
· Abner Doubleday, credited as the inventor of baseball
Local festivals include:
  • Saratoga County Fair - July 17-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ballston Spa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: National Bottle Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ballston Spa 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 12020 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Ballston Spa residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ballston Spa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ballston Spa was $20,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Ballston Spa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ballston Spa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $438.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,135.


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Libraries in Ballston Spa include Ballston Spa Public Library ... View libraries

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Saratoga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ballston Spa political report.

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The average commute time for Ballston Spa workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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