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Welcome to Niskayuna ...

The Town of Niskayuna is located in Schenectady County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Niskayuna has a population of 22,387 people<3> (see below for details).

Niskayuna is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Niskayuna lies within the (518) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Niskayuna had an population of 22,387 people. This is an increase of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Niskayuna had a population of 21,781 people (or 14.08% of the total population of Schenectady County). This makes Niskayuna the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Niskayuna represents 0.11% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,781 people, the population of Niskayuna increased 7.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,295 people).

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

Communities near Niskayuna ...

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

  • Albany (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
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    • Albany lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Niskayuna and is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,429 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<6>
  • Colonie (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonie
    • Colonie lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Niskayuna and is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,128 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonie
  • Troy (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
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    • Troy lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Niskayuna and is located in Rensselaer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,804 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<6>
  • Guilderland (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilderland
    • Guilderland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Niskayuna and is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,740 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilderland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilderland
  • Bethlehem (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
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    • Bethlehem lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Niskayuna and is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,808 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
  • Rotterdam (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rotterdam
    • Rotterdam lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Niskayuna and is located in Schenectady County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,080 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Glenville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Niskayuna and is located in Schenectady County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,287 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
  • Saratoga Springs (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga Springs
    • Saratoga Springs lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Niskayuna and is located in Saratoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,287 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga Springs<6>
  • Halfmoon (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
    • Halfmoon lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Niskayuna and is located in Saratoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,769 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon
  • Milton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Niskayuna and is located in Saratoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,262 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Niskayuna ...

Looking for more information about Niskayuna? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Niskayuna, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Niskayuna.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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About New York

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

The official website for Schenectady County: www.schenectadycounty.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 Schenectady, 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 have 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 Niskayuna.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Niskayuna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Niskayuna) 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 Niskayuna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NiskayunaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Niskayuna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8026, Longitude: -73.8732       In this case, the coordinates for Niskayuna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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