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Cohoes is a city in Albany County, in the Albany metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian term variously translated as "pine tree," "canoe falling," "parting of the waters" and "overshoot."
The latitude of Cohoes is 42.774N. The longitude is -73.7W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,303.
The original Erie and Champlain canals met here.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cohoes demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Albany County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12047 ZIP code.
9% of Cohoes residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cohoes ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cohoes was $18,416, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Cohoes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Cohoes include Downtown Cohoes Historic District, Harmony Mill Historic District, Olmstead Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Cohoes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.
Libraries in Cohoes include Cohoes Public Library ... View libraries
Albany County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cohoes political report.
The average commute time for Cohoes workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cohoes between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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