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Cohoes is a city in Albany County, in the Albany metro area.

The community name derives from Algonquian term variously translated as "pine tree," "canoe falling," "parting of the waters" and "overshoot."

The latitude of Cohoes is 42.774N. The longitude is -73.7W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,303.


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Median household income
Local
$32,856
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cohoes demographic reports
Cohoes is at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers.
Mills grew up around Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River.

The original Erie and Champlain canals met here.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 54. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· George Davis, baseball player
Nearby parks & recreation: Peebles Island State Park
Historic routes: Erie Canal, Champlain Canal, Hudson River Road (US9)
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Van Schaick Mansion
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Cohoes residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cohoes ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cohoes was $18,416, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Cohoes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Cohoes include Downtown Cohoes Historic District, Harmony Mill Historic District, Olmstead Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Cohoes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.


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Libraries in Cohoes include Cohoes Public Library ... View libraries

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Albany County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cohoes political report.

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The average commute time for Cohoes workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cohoes between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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