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Esperance is a village in Schoharie County, in the Albany metro area.
The community name derives from French for "hope."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Esperance. For links to other places called Esperance, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Esperance is 42.761N. The longitude is -74.256W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 380.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Esperance demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schoharie 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 12066 ZIP code.
18% of Esperance residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Esperance ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Esperance was $17,985, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Esperance residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Esperance, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.
Schoharie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Esperance political report.
The average commute time for Esperance workers is 41 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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