Colonie (village), New York

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Village of Colonie
Etymology: Dutch referring to Rensselaerswyck,
the land outside of old Albany
Location in Albany County and the state of New York.
Location in Albany County and the state of New York.
Location of New York in the United States
Location of New York in the United States
Coordinates: 42°43′15″N 73°50′3″W / 42.72083°N 73.83417°W / 42.72083; -73.83417Coordinates: 42°43′15″N 73°50′3″W / 42.72083°N 73.83417°W / 42.72083; -73.83417
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Incorporation as VillageMarch 2, 1921
 • Total3.3 sq mi (9 km2)
 • Land3.3 sq mi (9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
312 ft (95 m)
 • Total7,793
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)518
FIPS code36-17332[2]
GNIS feature ID0947179[3]
Wikimedia CommonsColonie, New York

Colonie is a village in Albany County, New York, United States. The population was 7,793 at the 2010 census.[2]

The village of Colonie is within the town of Colonie. Both are north of the city of Albany, the capital of New York.


The village of Colonie was incorporated on March 2, 1921 and was barely developed beyond anything more than buildings along the Albany-Schenectady Road (NY Route 5).[4]

The village fire department was established in 1931.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²). 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) of it is land and 0.30% is water.



Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20187,700[1]−1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,916 people, 3,174 households, and 2,253 families living in the village. The population density was 2,396.7 inhabitants per square mile (926.2/km²). There were 3,264 housing units at an average density of 988.2 per square mile (381.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.68% White, 3.54% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 3.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.[2]

There were 3,174 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.[2]

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.[2]

The median income for a household in the village was $54,597, and the median income for a family was $63,822. Males had a median income of $38,515 versus $30,929 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,596. About 2.5% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Village History". Village of Colonie. Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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