Blenheim, New York

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Population in 2010: 377.
Population change since 2000: +14.2%
 
Males: 185  (49.1%)
Females: 192  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

46.6 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 12093.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,947 (it was $38,500 in 2000)
Blenheim:

$63,947
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,204 (it was $20,993 in 2000)

Blenheim town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,955 (it was $77,300 in 2000)
Blenheim:

$145,955
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $210,324; detached houses: $207,103; townhouses or other attached units: $558,087; in 2-unit structures: $262,934; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $304,492; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $482,340; mobile homes: $132,023
March 2019 cost of living index in Blenheim: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Blenheim, NY (2010)
    • 36195.8%White alone
    • 71.9%Two or more races
    • 61.6%Hispanic
    • 30.8%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (24.2%), Irish (11.2%), Dutch (9.7%), English (8.5%), Italian (6.7%), United States (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 33.9 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

16 residents are foreign born (3.6% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

This town:

4.8%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Blenheim town:

1.7% ($1,309)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (36.4 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (117.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Gilboa, NY (2.1 miles ),
Jefferson, NY (2.3 miles ),
Summit, NY (2.8 miles ),
Stamford, NY (2.8 miles ),
Harpersfield, NY (3.1 miles ),
Conesville, NY (3.1 miles ),
Broome, NY (3.1 miles ),
Richmondville, NY (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.49 N, Longitude: 74.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Distribution of median household income in Blenheim, NY in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $74,600
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $48,200
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $305,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Blenheim, NY residents
Average permit cost in Blenheim, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
New York:

8.1%
Most common industries in Blenheim, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Truck transportation (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Chemicals (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (13.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.2%)
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.4%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
Most common occupations in Blenheim, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Top executives (5.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Accountants and auditors (7.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.5%)
  • Financial managers (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (5.7%)
  • Child care workers (5.7%)

Average climate in Blenheim, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blenheim, New York average temperatures Blenheim, New York average precipitation Blenheim, New York humidity Blenheim, New York wind speed Blenheim, New York snowfall Blenheim, New York sunshine Blenheim, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.9. This is better than average.

City:

56.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Blenheim-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Blenheim town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blenheim-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 67% 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 101.8 miles away from Blenheim center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 145.8 miles away from Blenheim 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) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from Blenheim 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 13.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 364.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 162.5 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 Schoharie County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Blenheim:

  • ROBINSON TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; STAMFORD, NY)
  • COBLESKILL REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; COBLESKILL, NY)
  • EDEN PARK HEALTH CARE CENTRE INC COBLESKILL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; COBLESKILL, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blenheim:

  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 13 miles; Cobleskill, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 27 miles; Delhi, NY; FT enrollment: 2,911)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 29 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • Excelsior College (about 36 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,723)
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College (about 36 miles; Johnstown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,043)
  • Schenectady County Community College (about 37 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 3,676)
  • Union College (about 37 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,075)

Points of interest:

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

Churches in Blenheim include: Brimstone Church (A), United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shafer Cemetery (1), Blenheim Hill Cemetery (2), Hager Cemetery (3), New Eminence Cemetery (4), Knisker Cemetery (5), Champlin Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Blenheim Gilboa Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Kill (A), Betty Brook (B), Mine Kill (C), Mill Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Blenheim: Mine Kill State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Fred Buckingham - Baseball player.

Schoharie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.3%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.5%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.4%

For population 15 years and over in Blenheim:

Marital status in Blenheim, NY
  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in Blenheim:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blenheim, NY (based on Schoharie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7683
Mainline Protestant4,57836
Evangelical Protestant1,09919
Other3912
Orthodox--
None19,913-
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: 2
Schoharie County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Schoharie County:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Schoharie County:

8.9%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Schoharie County:

13.2%
New York:

15.6%

5.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,559 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Albany County, NY  0.70% ($43,805 average AGI)
to Schenectady County, NY  0.54% ($44,762)
to Montgomery County, NY  0.43% ($34,720)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blenheim:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXBH (1190 AM; 1 kW; COBLESKILL, NY; Owner: NY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blenheim:

  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDHI (100.3 FM; DELHI, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSQC-FM (91.7 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMM. COUNCIL)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blenheim:

  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.0mTotal length
  • $13,448,000Total costs
  • 4,255Total average daily traffic
  • 427Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,294Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 42.448417 Lon: -74.432917, Call Sign: KEF700,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.0800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/22/2024, Certifier: James C Dailey, Registrant: Apco International, Inc., 351 N. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: (386) 944-2469, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:



Blenheim compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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