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Welcome to Colonie ...

The village of Colonie is located in Albany County<1>.


The location of Colonie has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Colonie, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colonie has a population of 7,616 people<3> (see below for details).

Colonie is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Colonie is located in the (518) area code.

Websites for Colonie ...

Official Website: www.colonie.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colonie had an population of 7,616 people. This is a decrease of 2.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colonie had a population of 7,793 people. This makes Colonie the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Colonie represents 0.04% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 311st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,793 people, the population of Colonie decreased 1.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,916 people).

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

Communities near Colonie ...

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

  • Schenectady
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Troy
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Rensselaer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,804 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy <5>
  • Cohoes
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Watervliet
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watervliet
    • Watervliet is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,807 people
    • Former names for Watervliet:
    • Gibbonsville
    • Port Schuyler
    • West Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watervliet <5>
  • Rensselaer
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rensselaer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rensselaer
    • Rensselaer is located in Rensselaer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,142 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rensselaer <5>
  • Scotia
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
  • Ballston Spa
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Mechanicville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Wyantskill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyantskill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyantskill
    • Wyantskill is located in Rensselaer County
  • Ravena
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colonie. See our Newspapers Page for Colonie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colonie ...

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

Adding Colonie to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Colonie 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 Colonie was on a map titled Road Map for New York (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Colonie.

The official website for Colonie: www.colonie.org/

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colonie.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colonie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.









 

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