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Pittstown is a town in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area.
The town was named for the local land patent, which was named for William Pitt, earl of Chatham.
The latitude of Pittstown is 42.860N. The longitude is -73.502W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,644.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pittstown 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 12121 ZIP code.
14% of Pittstown residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pittstown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pittstown was $18,578, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Pittstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pittstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $433. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,153.
Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pittstown political report.
The average commute time for Pittstown workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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