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Nelliston, New York
Nelliston, New York is located in New York
Nelliston, New York
Nelliston, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Montgomery
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.10 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.86 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
367 ft (112 m)
 • Total 596
 • Estimate 
 • Density 515.84/sq mi (199.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-49748
GNIS feature ID 0958362

Nelliston is a village in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 596 at the 2010 census. The name is from members of the Nellis family.

The Village of Nelliston is in the Town of Palatine and is west of Amsterdam.

The Erie Canal passes the village.


Andrew Nellis, founder of the Nellis family in the area, came to the Town of Palatine in 1722. Fort Fox and Fort Wagner were built at this location during the late colonial period. The village was not well-developed until the time of the American Civil War.

The Lasher-Davis House, Ehle House Site, Peter Ehle House, Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia, Jacob Nellis Farmhouse, Nelliston School, Waterman-Gramps House, Walrath-Van Horne House, and Nelliston Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Nelliston is located at 42°56′1″N 74°36′49″W / 42.93361°N 74.61361°W / 42.93361; -74.61361 (42.933644, -74.613531).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (7.56%) is water.

The village is on the northeast side of the Mohawk River across from the Village of Fort Plain and the New York State Thruway.

New York State Route 5 (Main Street) passes through Nelliston. New York State Route 80 has its northern terminus at NY 5 in the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 558
1890 721 29.2%
1900 634 −12.1%
1910 737 16.2%
1920 664 −9.9%
1930 553 −16.7%
1940 638 15.4%
1950 693 8.6%
1960 729 5.2%
1970 716 −1.8%
1980 691 −3.5%
1990 569 −17.7%
2000 622 9.3%
2010 596 −4.2%
2019 (est.) 570 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 622 people, 257 households, and 172 families residing in the village. The population density was 565.0 people per square mile (218.3/km2). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 255.3 per square mile (98.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.75% White, 0.96% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 257 households, out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,544, and the median income for a family was $35,875. Males had a median income of $26,500 versus $20,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,002. About 6.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

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