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Nassau is a town in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Nassau. For links to other places called Nassau, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Nassau is 42.546N. The longitude is -73.543W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 919 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,818.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nassau demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rensselaer 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 12062 ZIP code.
22% of Nassau residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nassau ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nassau was $21,785, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Nassau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nassau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $473. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,011.
Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nassau political report.
The average commute time for Nassau workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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