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Galway is a town in Saratoga County, in the Albany metro area.
The town was named for Galloway, Scotland.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Galway. For links to other places called Galway, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Galway is 43.031N. The longitude is -74.031W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 823 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,589.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Galway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saratoga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12086 ZIP code.
13% of Galway residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Galway ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Galway was $23,425, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Galway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Galway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $530. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.
Saratoga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galway political report.
The average commute time for Galway workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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