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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.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Ballston Spa, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1828.

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

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 is located in 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.

Communities near Ballston Spa ...

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

  • Schenectady
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Amsterdam
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Cohoes
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Scotia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
    • Scotia is located in Schenectady County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia <5>
  • Colonie
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Colonie
    • Colonie is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,564 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonie <5>
  • Mechanicville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Green Island
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Island have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Island
    • Green Island is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,879 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Island <5>
  • Corinth
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
    • Corinth is located in Saratoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,435 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corinth <5>
  • Waterford
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Stillwater
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ballston Spa was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ballston Spa post office opened in 1828.

We also found Ballston Spa in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ballston Spa.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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