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Welcome to Ballston Spa ...

The village of Ballston Spa is located in Saratoga County<1> and is the County Seat for Saratoga County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ballston Spa has a population of 5,220 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ballston Spa.

Ballston Spa is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ballston Spa lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ballston Spa lies within the (518) area code.

The ZIP code for Ballston Spa: 12020<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ballston Spa had an population of 5,220 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ballston Spa had a population of 5,409 people. This makes Ballston Spa the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Ballston Spa represents 0.03% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 443rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,409 people, the population of Ballston Spa decreased 2.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,556 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ballston Spa.

Adding Ballston Spa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ballston Spa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ballston Spa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ballston Spa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ballston Spa on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Ballston Spa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ballston Spa.

  • Colonie [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonie
    • Colonie [Albany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Ballston Spa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,128 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonie
  • Schenectady [Schenectady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schenectady
    • Schenectady [Schenectady County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Ballston Spa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schenectady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schenectady<7>
  • Clifton Park [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Park
    • Clifton Park [Saratoga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Ballston Spa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,240 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Park
  • Rotterdam [Schenectady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rotterdam
    • Rotterdam [Schenectady County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ballston Spa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,080 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotterdam
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glenville [Schenectady County]
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      • Glenville [Schenectady County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ballston Spa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Halfmoon [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
      • Halfmoon [Saratoga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ballston Spa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon
    • Niskayuna [Schenectady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niskayuna
      • Niskayuna [Schenectady County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Ballston Spa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niskayuna have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niskayuna
    • Amsterdam [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
      • Amsterdam [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Ballston Spa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amsterdam<7>
    • Wilton [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
      • Wilton [Saratoga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Ballston Spa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,954 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilton
    • Cohoes [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohoes
      • Cohoes [Albany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ballston Spa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,583 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohoes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cohoes<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ballston Spa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ballston Spa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ballston Spa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ballston Spa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ballston Spa. Our list includes 38 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ballston Spa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ballston Spa ...

Looking for more information about Ballston Spa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ballston Spa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ballston Spa.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Saratoga County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ballston Spa. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saratoga County: www.co.saratoga.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Saratoga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ballston Spa.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ballston Spa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Ballston Spa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ballston Spa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ballston Spa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ballston Spa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ballston SpaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ballston Spa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0027, Longitude: -73.8489    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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