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Colonie is a village in Albany County, in the Albany metro area.

The community name derives from Dutch for "settlement outside the city"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Colonie. For links to other places called Colonie, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Colonie is 42.717N. The longitude is -73.833W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 312 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,080.


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Median household income
Local
$54,597
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Colonie demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Watervliet
Site of Shaker settlement

A speed trap on Central Avenue was a major source of municipal revenue in the 1920s

Nearby parks & recreation: Cook Park
Historic routes: Erie Canal
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16% of Colonie residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colonie ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colonie was $23,596, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Colonie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Colonie include Menand Park Historic District, Watervliet Shaker Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Colonie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $695.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,076.


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

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The average commute time for Colonie workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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