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Schaghticoke is a town in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Schaghticoke. For links to other places called Schaghticoke, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Schaghticoke is 42.880N. The longitude is -73.61W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 377 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,456.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Schaghticoke 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.
13% of Schaghticoke residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Schaghticoke ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Schaghticoke was $20,673, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Schaghticoke residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Schaghticoke, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,114.
Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Schaghticoke political report.
The average commute time for Schaghticoke workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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