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Welcome to Rotterdam ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Rotterdam has a population of 29,973 people<3> (see below for details).

Rotterdam is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Rotterdam: (518)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rotterdam had an population of 29,973 people. This is an increase of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Rotterdam had a population of 29,094 people (or 18.8% of the total population of Schenectady County). This makes Rotterdam the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Rotterdam represents 0.15% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,094 people, the population of Rotterdam increased 2.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,316 people).

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

Communities near Rotterdam ...

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

  • Albany [Albany County]
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    • Albany [Albany County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Rotterdam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,460 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<6>
  • Colonie [Albany County]
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    • Colonie [Albany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Rotterdam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 82,798 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.
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  • Troy [Rensselaer County]
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    • Troy [Rensselaer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Rotterdam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,154 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<6>
  • Clifton Park [Saratoga County]
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    • Clifton Park [Saratoga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Rotterdam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Guilderland [Albany County]
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      • Guilderland [Albany County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Rotterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,723 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.
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    • Bethlehem [Albany County]
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      • Bethlehem [Albany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Rotterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,895 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.
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    • Halfmoon [Saratoga County]
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      • Halfmoon [Saratoga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Rotterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,635 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.
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    • Niskayuna [Schenectady County]
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      • Niskayuna [Schenectady County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Rotterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niskayuna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Milton [Saratoga County]
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      • Milton [Saratoga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Rotterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,367 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.
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    • Amsterdam [Montgomery County]
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      • Amsterdam [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Rotterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amsterdam<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rotterdam ...

Looking for more information about Rotterdam? 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 Rotterdam, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rotterdam.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Schenectady County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rotterdam. 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 Rotterdam.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rotterdam - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rotterdam) 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 Rotterdam. 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 RotterdamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rotterdam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8115, Longitude: -74.0129       In this case, the coordinates for Rotterdam 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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