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Official name: Village of Colonie
Name origin: Dutch referring to Rensselaerswyck,
the land outside of old Albany
Country United States
State New York
Region Capital District
County Albany
Municipality Town of Colonie
Elevation 312 ft (95 m)
Coordinates 42°43′15″N 73°50′3″W / 42.72083°N 73.83417°W / 42.72083; -73.83417
Area 3.3 sq mi (9 km²)
 - land 3.3 sq mi (9 km²)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 7,793
 - location Village Hall
Mayor Frank Leak
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 12205
Area code 518
FIPS code 36-17332
GNIS feature ID 0947179
Location in Albany County and the state of New York.
Location in Albany County and the state of New York.
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Colonie is a village in Albany County, New York, United States. The population was 7,793 at the 2010 census.

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).

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.
1930 1,176
1940 1,407 19.6%
1950 2,068 47.0%
1960 6,992 238.1%
1970 8,701 24.4%
1980 8,869 1.9%
1990 8,019 −9.6%
2000 7,916 −1.3%
2010 7,793 −1.6%
Est. 2015 7,906 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,916 people, 3,174 households, and 2,253 families residing 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.

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.

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.

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.

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