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Population in 2010: 5,735. Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 

Males: 2,860  (49.9%)
Females: 2,875  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  41.7 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12094.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,638 (it was $49,968 in 2000)
Pittstown:

$70,638
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,321

Pittstown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $178,332 (it was $97,700 in 2000)
Pittstown:

$178,332
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $180,571; Detached houses: $213,540; In 2-unit structures: $177,619; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $384,112; Mobile homes: $71,267

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Pittstown races chart
  • White alone - 5,542 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 53 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 26 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 26 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 25 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pittstown: 171.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (29.0%), German (17.3%), English (11.1%), French (11.0%), Italian (9.9%), United States (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 578 feet

Land area: 61.7 square miles.

Population density: 93 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Pittstown:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pittstown town:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

81 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
New York:  22.6%

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

Pittstown town:  2.9% ($2,828)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Pittstown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (20.4 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (129.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (151.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Valley Falls, NY (1.8 miles ), Schaghticoke, NY (2.1 miles ), Grafton, NY (2.8 miles ), Hoosick, NY (2.8 miles ), Hoosick Falls, NY (2.8 miles ), Stillwater, NY (2.9 miles ), Mechanicville, NY (3.1 miles ), Waterford, NY (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 2003: 50 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $308,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 73.51 W

Area code: 518

Pittstown household income distribution Pittstown home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Average climate in Pittstown, New York

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Tornado activity:

Pittstown-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Pittstown town center killed 4 people and injured 36 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 11.7 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pittstown-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 90% 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 85.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from Pittstown 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 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from Pittstown center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rensselaer County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzards: 2, Chemical Waste: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pittstown topographic map

Birthplace of: Isaac Singer - (1811-1875), inventor of the sewing machine.


Hospitals/medical centers near Pittstown:

  • THE CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHAB AT HOOSICK FALLS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HOOSICK FALLS, NY)
  • DIAMOND HILL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TROY, NY)
  • LEONARD HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; TROY, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pittstown:

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 14 miles; Troy, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,660)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 16 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 7,928)
  • Siena College (about 17 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Williams College (about 20 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 20 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 4,933)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 21 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 3,697)
  • Skidmore College (about 21 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,591)

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Notable locations in Pittstown: Bornt Family Farms (A), Passing Fancy Farm (B), Valley Falls Village Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Valley Falls Free Library (D), Valley Falls Volunteer Fire Department (E), Johnsonville Fire Department (F), Pittstown Volunteer Fire Department (G), Raymertown Fire District (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pittstown include: Saint Georges Church (A), Pittstown United Methodist Church (B), Christ Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Warren Cemetery (1), Maplewood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Lorraine (A), Newcomb Pond (B), Wing Pond (C), Echo Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Otter Creek (A), Sunkauissia Creek (B), Nipmoose Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Rensselaer 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 CO  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.9. This is about average.
City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

31.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.93. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.93
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.336. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.336
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.81
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.3
U.S.:

24.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pittstown and their reported violations in the past:

SUNOCO GAS STATION PITTSTOWN (Address: 3187 ROUTE 7 , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2003), St Public Notif issued (AUG-06-2003), St Boil Water Order (AUG-06-2003), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.9%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

6.0%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pittstown, NY

Pittstown 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pittstown town (based on Rensselaer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.93%
Here46.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaEpiscopal Church
Adherents71.2%9.2%3.8%3.2%2.2%
Congregations21.0%18.8%6.5%5.8%8.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAJewishUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.2%1.6%1.1%0.8%4.8%
Congregations7.2%5.1%2.2%2.9%22.5%
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: 32
Rensselaer County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Rensselaer County:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Rensselaer County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Rensselaer County:

26.7%
New York:

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

15.4%
State:

15.6%

7.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
New York average:

5.41%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($435 average AGI)
Rensselaer County:

0.22%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Albany County, NY  2.60% ($37,596 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.81% ($38,732)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.31% ($41,466)


7.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
New York average:

6.26%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Rensselaer County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Albany County, NY  2.55% ($35,333 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.83% ($40,801)
to Schenectady County, NY  0.38% ($39,270)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pittstown:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHAZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; TROY, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pittstown:

  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WQAR (101.3 FM; STILLWATER, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABT (104.5 FM; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKBE (100.3 FM; WARRENSBURG, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFFG-FM (107.1 FM; CORINTH, NY; Owner: VOX NEW YORK, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Pittstown:

  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)
  • WNYA-CA (Channel 39; EASTON, ETC., NY; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total costs: $26,297,000
Total average daily traffic: 40,636
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,800

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Pittstown, NY

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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