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Welcome to Cohoes ...

The city of Cohoes is located in Albany County<1>.

When the people of Cohoes refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cohosier<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cohoes has a population of 16,687 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Cohoes is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Cohoes: (518)

Websites for Cohoes ...

Official Website: www.cohoes.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cohoes had an population of 16,687 people. This is an increase of 3.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cohoes had a population of 16,168 people (or 5.31% of the total population of Albany County). This makes Cohoes the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Cohoes represents 0.08% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 150th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,168 people, the population of Cohoes increased 4.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,521 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cohoes.

Adding Cohoes to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cohoes 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 Cohoes was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Cohoes ...

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

  • Albany [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany [Albany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Cohoes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,460 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<6>
  • Schenectady [Schenectady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schenectady
    • Schenectady [Schenectady County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Cohoes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 65,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schenectady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schenectady<6>
  • Clifton Park [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Park
    • Clifton Park [Saratoga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Cohoes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Park
  • Guilderland [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilderland
    • Guilderland [Albany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Cohoes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilderland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilderland
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    • Bethlehem [Albany County]
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      • Bethlehem [Albany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Cohoes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,895 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Rotterdam [Schenectady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rotterdam
      • Rotterdam [Schenectady County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Cohoes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,973 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotterdam
    • Glenville [Schenectady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Schenectady County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Cohoes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Cohoes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Cohoes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niskayuna have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niskayuna
    • Malta [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
      • Malta [Saratoga County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Cohoes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta

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 Cohoes. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cohoes.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cohoes. 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 Cohoes.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cohoes. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cohoes.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cohoes ...

Looking for more information about Cohoes? 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 Cohoes, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cohoes.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Albany County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cohoes: www.cohoes.com/

The official website for Albany County: www.albanycounty.com/

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 Albany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cohoes refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cohoes may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cohoes.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cohoes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cohoes) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cohoes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CohoesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cohoes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7744, Longitude: -73.7001    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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