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Glens Falls is a city in Warren County.

The community was named after Col. Johannes Glen.

The latitude of Glens Falls is 43.309N. The longitude is -73.644W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 344 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,212.


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Median household income
Local
$30,222
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Glens Falls demographic reports
Glens Falls is on the Hudson River.
Former and merged names include:
· Four Corners
· Glenville
· Wing's Falls
Glens Falls was a paper-manufacturing center until a strike closed most of the mills.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 35. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Charles Evans Hughes, New York governor and U.S. Supreme Court justice
Local festivals include:
  • Celtic Festival - March 11, 2007
  • Fall Fair - Oct. 28, 2007
  • Zonta Country Faire - June 9-10, 2007
  • Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo - Nov. 9-10, 2007
  • LARAC June Arts Festival - June 9-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Glens Falls web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra
Historic routes: Champlain Canal
Historic sites and museums: Chapman Historical Museum, Hyde Collection Art Museum, World Awareness Children's Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Glens Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Warren County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Glens Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Glens Falls residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Glens Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Glens Falls was $18,137, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Glens Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Glens Falls include Fredella Avenue Historic District, Three Squares Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Glens Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $437.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $956.


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Libraries in Glens Falls include Crandall Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Glens Falls include Glens Falls Post-Star

TV stations in Glens Falls include WNCE-CA.

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Warren County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Glens Falls political report.

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Traffic

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

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Glens Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Glens Falls include Econo Lodge, Quality Inn Glens Falls, Queensbury Hotel, Super 8.

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