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Hoosick Falls is a village in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "stony place."

The latitude of Hoosick Falls is 42.901N. The longitude is -73.351W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,383.


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Median household income
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$36,731
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hoosick Falls demographic reports
Hoosick Falls is on the Hoosick River.
The village grew during the 19th century with the Walter A. Wood Co., manufacturer of farm equipment.

A collection of Grandma Moses paintings was discovered in the Thomas Drug Store here in 1938.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Harriet Hoctor, dancer
· Ray Eberle, singer
Historic sites and museums: Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
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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13% of Hoosick Falls residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hoosick Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hoosick Falls was $18,062, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Hoosick Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Hoosick Falls include Hoosick Falls Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Hoosick Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $937.


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Libraries in Hoosick Falls include Cheney Library ... View libraries

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Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hoosick Falls political report.

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The average commute time for Hoosick Falls workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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