Medusa, New York

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Population in July 2007: 380.
Males: 195  (51.3%)
Females: 185  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
New York median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 12120.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,134 (it was $44,688 in 2000)
Medusa:

$61,134
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,193 (it was $19,716 in 2000)

Medusa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $178,362 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Medusa:

$178,362
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $237,433; Detached houses: $256,996; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $212,618; Mobile homes: $82,140
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Medusa races chart
  • White alone - 372 (98.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Medusa: 178.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.0%), Dutch (20.3%), Polish (15.1%), Irish (12.7%), Italian (9.2%), English (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.79 square miles.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Medusa:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Medusa CDP:

  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 0.8%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

14 residents are foreign born (3.7% Europe).

This place:  3.7%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,615 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,500 (2.7%)

Medusa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (23.5 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (110.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Durham, NY (2.0 miles ), Rensselaerville, NY (2.0 miles ), Preston-Potter Hollow, NY (2.2 miles ), Greenville, NY (2.4 miles ), Westerlo, NY (2.6 miles ), Windham, NY (3.2 miles ), Broome, NY (3.2 miles ), Conesville, NY (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.43 N, Longitude: 74.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

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

5.2%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (33%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Medusa, New York

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Tornado activity:

Medusa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Medusa place center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 tornado 36.1 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Medusa-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 105.6 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 143.4 miles away from Medusa 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 147.6 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 31.2 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 176.1 miles away from Medusa center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 328.9 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).
Medusa topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Delemere Haines - Politician.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Medusa:

  • Excelsior College (about 24 miles; Albany, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,723)
  • SUNY at Albany (about 24 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 15,490)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 24 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,085)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 25 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Siena College (about 28 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,153)
  • Schenectady County Community College (about 28 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 3,676)
  • Union College (about 29 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,075)

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Cemetery: Medusa Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Eightmile 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 44.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.55. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.55
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.0%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.4%

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

Medusa compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009

Medusa travel time to work - commute Medusa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Other fuel (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Medusa CDP (based on Albany County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.80%
Here: 63.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaEpiscopal Church
Adherents73.6%6.4%4.1%2.8%2.0%
Congregations21.1%4.0%9.0%10.1%6.0%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.2%0.7%5.9%
Congregations3.5%7.0%3.0%0.5%35.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 Medusa:

  • 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.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Medusa:

  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, 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.)
  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRCZ (94.5 FM; RAVENA, NY; Owner: DOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Medusa:

  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medusa fatal accident list:

Jul 10, 2004 10:37 PM, Fox Creek Road, Barger Lane, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Town Bldg Fox Creek Rd 3 Mi Nne Of Rt 145 (Lat: 42.456472 Lon: -74.140139), Call Sign: KNIQ416, Licensee ID: L00078358
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5400 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/2004, Expiration Date: 05/01/2014
    Registrant: Rensselaerville, Town Of, 87 Barger Rd, Medusa, NY 12120, Phone: (518) 239-4225

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB2UUM, Licensee ID: L00974403
    Grant Date: 02/23/2005, Expiration Date: 05/22/2015, Certifier: Michael C Chamberlin
    Registrant: Michael C Chamberlin, 1 Fox Creek Rd Apt 5, Medusa, NY 12120
  • Call Sign: WA2KJY, Licensee ID: L00866313
    Grant Date: 05/20/2004, Expiration Date: 07/07/2014, Certifier: Dorothy Cook
    Registrant: Dorothy Cook, 26 Barger Road, Medusa, NY 12120-0007
  • Call Sign: WA2MKY, Licensee ID: L00254714
    Grant Date: 12/20/2007, Expiration Date: 03/02/2018, Certifier: Charles H Strauch Jr
    Registrant: Charles H Strauch Jr, 35 Kenyon Rd, Medusa, NY 12120

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TIO-540-AK1A (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1057Q , Serial Number: T18208794, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): L & L Aircraft Leasing LLC, 201 County Rd 358, Medusa, NY 12120
  • Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-24B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 124LD , Serial Number: 24250, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Linda C Demarco, 201 County Route 358, Medusa, NY 12120
  • Aircraft: FANTASY AIR SRO ALLEGRO 2007 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 192AW , Serial Number: 08-245
    Registrant (Corporation): 1 & L Lightsport Aviation LLC, 201 County Route 358, Medusa, NY 12120
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/22/1991
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4885S , Serial Number: 32-7100009, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Empire Harbor LLC, 647 County Route 351, Medusa, NY 12120

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$172,7603$135,0971$49,0001$81,550
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$166,8700$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$119,3200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0148.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$126,990
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0148.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Medusa, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John572.6 years
Paul576.2 years
George480.0 years
Mary479.3 years
Walter482.5 years
Catherine388.3 years
Frank372.7 years
Howard378.7 years
Henry378.0 years
James369.0 years
Most common last names in Medusa, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moore679.0 years
Gifford582.4 years
Roney481.5 years
Manice377.7 years
Curless370.3 years
Mackey385.7 years
Lewis384.7 years
Becker369.7 years
Cook380.7 years
Santonastaso370.3 years
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