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Colonie is a village in Albany County, in the Albany metro area.
The community name derives from Dutch for "settlement outside the city"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Colonie. For links to other places called Colonie, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Colonie is 42.717N. The longitude is -73.833W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 312 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,080.
A speed trap on Central Avenue was a major source of municipal revenue in the 1920s
Sections below provide additional information and links about Colonie 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 12205 ZIP code.
16% of Colonie residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colonie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colonie was $23,596, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Colonie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Colonie include Menand Park Historic District, Watervliet Shaker Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Colonie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $695. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,076.
Albany County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colonie political report.
The average commute time for Colonie workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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