Knox, New York

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Population in 2010: 2,692. Population change since 2000: +1.7%
 
Males: 1,367  (50.8%)
Females: 1,325  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12009.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $72,307 (it was $55,658 in 2000)
Knox:

$72,307
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,431 (it was $22,670 in 2000)

Knox town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $207,349 (it was $113,400 in 2000)
Knox:

$207,349
NY:

$277,600
  • Races in Knox, NY (2010)

    Knox races chart
    • 2,62397.4%White alone
    • 291.1%Two or more races
    • 200.7%Hispanic
    • 120.4%Black alone
    • 60.2%Asian alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

Races in Knox detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Knox: 103.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.1%), Irish (23.7%), English (15.2%), Dutch (10.9%), Italian (9.1%), French (7.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 41.8 square miles.

Population density: 64 people per square mile   (very low).

Knox,NY real estate house value index trend

Knox, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Knox:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knox town:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

30 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
New York:

22.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Knox town:  1.7% ($1,982)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Knox satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (11.9 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (128.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Altamont, NY (1.9 miles ), Duane Lake, NY (2.1 miles ), Duanesburg, NY (2.3 miles ), Wright, NY (2.3 miles ), Delanson, NY (2.4 miles ), Berne, NY (2.5 miles ), Princetown, NY (2.8 miles ), Guilderland, NY (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $234,500
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $234,500
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $231,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $156,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.69 N, Longitude: 74.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Knox household income distribution Knox home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (3%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)

Work and jobs in Knox: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Knox, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Knox-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Knox town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/24/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Knox-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 125.8 miles away from Knox center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 191.5 miles away from Knox center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Albany County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Knox topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Knox:

  • THE DUTCH MANOR NURSING AND REHAB CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SCHENECTADY, NY)
  • THE AVENUE NURSING AND REHAB CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SCHENECTADY, NY)
  • KINGSWAY ARMS NURSING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SCHENECTADY, NY)
  • VNS OF SCHENECTADY AND SARATOGA COUNTIES (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SCHENECTADY, NY)
  • EDDY SENIORCARE LTHHCP (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SCHENECTADY, NY)
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SCHENECTADY, NY)
  • CAPITAL DISTRICT DDSO - O D HE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SCHENECTADY, NY)

Airports located in Knox:

Amtrak stations near Knox:

  • 12 miles: SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: AMSTERDAM (RAILROAD & W. MAIN STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: ALBANY-RENSSELAER (RENSSELAER, 555 EAST ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knox:

  • Schenectady County Community College (about 12 miles; Schenectady, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,676)
  • Excelsior College (about 13 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,723)
  • Union College (about 13 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • SUNY at Albany (about 15 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 15,490)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 17 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,085)
  • Siena College (about 18 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,153)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 21 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)

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Notable location: Camp Altamont (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Knox: Lee Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Snyder Cemetery (1), Ostrander Cemetery (2), High Point Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Thompsons Lake (A), Altamont Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Wolf Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Albany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.8. This is about average.

City:

76.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.267. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.267
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.972. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.972
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.08. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.08
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.3%
Whole state:

7.4%

Knox compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
New York average:

14.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Knox town (based on Albany County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic85,26729
Mainline Protestant17,18878
Evangelical Protestant15,87372
Other14,47231
Black Protestant2,73911
Orthodox2,0259
None166,640-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Albany County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
Albany County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Albany County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 303
Here:

10.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Albany County:

25.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

15.6%

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
New York average:

5.06%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($192 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rensselaer County, NY  1.24% ($38,340 average AGI)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.67% ($38,260)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.66% ($41,402)


6.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
New York average:

5.46%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($401 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rensselaer County, NY  1.26% ($35,930 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.78% ($53,005)
to Schenectady County, NY  0.77% ($38,453)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knox:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WVKZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Knox:

  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTRY-FM (98.3 FM; ROTTERDAM, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WKLI-FM (100.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WBKK (97.7 FM; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: GEM ASSOCIATES, L. P.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Knox:

  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVBG-LP (Channel 25; GREENWICH, NY; Owner: WIRELESS ACCESS, LLC)
  • W58CX (Channel 58; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Knox fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Knox fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $7,640,000Total costs
  • 4,730Total average daily traffic
  • 337Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,384Total future (year 2021) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 163 Street Road (Lat: 42.690750 Lon: -74.113222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 59.7 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: KNKA263
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2006, Expiration Date: 10/01/2016, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

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