List of Incorporated Municipalities in New York’s Capital District

Inside the Capital Region

Inside the Capital Region

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Located in the eastern part of New York State, the Capital Region is a massive stretch of land that covers 5,199 square miles. The Capital Region is made up of eight counties and houses the Schenectady, Albany, Saratoga, and Troy areas. This region has a bustling economy that focuses heavily on nanotechnology and biotech life sciences.

The location of the Capital Region contributes to its economic growth in knowledge-based and high tech industries. With the convergence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, close vicinity to the northeast markets, and the intersection of two major interstate highways it’s no wonder that the Capital Region is experiencing an economic boom. It doesn’t hurt that the 1.1 million residents of the region, with a workforce of 568,600, make the Capital Region the thriving commercial hub that it is. 

There are a number of amazing features that the Capital Region has to offer:

Port Services

Port Services
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Nestled against the deep water port of Albany Rensselaer, there’s no reason that the Capital Region wouldn’t offer port services for its residents. The port is accessible year-round due to a 32-foot channel and services ships that stretch 750 feet in length and weigh 50,000 tons. The port of Albany Rensselaer is located 124 nautical miles north of New York City.

Air Services

Air Services
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The Albany International Airport is the premier air hub that serves the Capital Region, Western New England, and Northeastern New York. Millions of dollars have been invested into making the Albany International Airport state of the art in a massive redevelopment project that was completed in 2000. The new additions include an air traffic control tower, a 230,000 square foot terminal, a cargo facility, and a parking garage. Multiple airlines service this airport. These include US Airways Express, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines amongst others. 

Rail Service

Rail Service
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The Capital Region also receives rail service from the Albany Port Railroad Corp (supervised by CSX and CP Rail Systems). The region is provided with both intermodal and passenger freight facilities that cross the Mid-Atlantic states, the Northeast, and Canada.

Highways

Highways

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The most common form of transportation in the Capital Region, as it is anywhere else in the United States, is by automobile. The Capital Region is connected to New York City by the New York State Thruway. There is also the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) and the Northway (I-87) that connects the region to western New York State and the Canadian highway system at Montreal respectively.

Principal Industries

There are a number of industries that have taken root in the Capital Region:

Chemical Manufacturing

Clean Tech

Forest Products

Travel and Tourism

Biotech Life Sciences

Nanotechnology

Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Semiconductor

Clifton Park is the hub for many of these businesses offering abundant commercial office space for rent and a variety of commercial property and  office lease opportunities

Resident Utility Services

New York State Electric & Gas Corp.

A great help to many startups in the region. They offer great rates and discounts to new businesses.

National Grid

If you’re a new business, you’ll be able to negotiate flexible electric rates. The National Grid also offers fixed rate gas discounts and gas transportation rates.

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

Offers electric discounts at fixed rates for new businesses and market-based gas pricing.

Colleges and Universities

The Capital Region houses 25 colleges and universities. Combined, there are over 740-degree options that range from the associate level to the doctorate level.

Skidmore College

The College of Saint Rose

Union College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

University at Albany, SUNY

The Sage Colleges

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The Capital Region also has many distinguished community colleges:

Fulton-Montgomery CC

Columbia-Greene CC

Schenectady CC

Hudson Valley CC

Hospitals in the Capital Region

Here is a list of the most prominent hospitals in the Capital Region:

VA Medical Center

Albany Memorial Hospital

Albany Medical Center

St. Peter’s Hospital

Accolades awarded to the Capital Region in 2010:

  • “Best Cities for Job Growth Medium Cities,” Albany-Schenectady-Troy, 17th – New Geography
  • “America’s Most Innovative Cities,” Albany, 15th – Forbes
  • Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities,” Albany-Schenectady-Troy, 30th – Forbes
  • “Best Cities for College Students,” Albany, 14th – American Institute for Economic Research
  • “America’s Best Places To Raise A Family,” Albany-Schenectady-Troy, 9th – Forbes

An overview of the Capital Region

The Capital Region covers over 5,332.97 square miles

Population in 2009 – 1,065,402

Population sorted by county: 

  • Rensselaer – 155,541
  • Washington – 62,753
  • Albany – 298,284
  • Schenectady – 152,169
  • Columbia – 61,618
  • Greene – 48,947
  • Saratoga – 220,069
  • Warren – 66,021

2009 Per capita income: $28,644

2009 Average Annual Labor Force: 568,600

Municipality County Population
As on 2010
Area
(as of 2000)
Municipality Type Incorp. date
Albany Albany 304,204 21.8 sq mi City 1686
Altamont Albany 1,720 1.2 sq mi Village 1860
Ames Montgomery 145 0.1 sq mi Village 1924
Amsterdam Montgomery 18,620 6.3 sq mi City 1885
Amsterdam Montgomery 5,566 30.3 sq mi Town 1793
Ancram Columbia 1,573 42.8 sq mi Town 1803
Argyle Washington 3,782 57.8 sq mi Town 1786
Argyle Washington 306 0.4 sq mi Village 1838
Ashland Greene 784 26.0 sq mi Town 1848
Athens Greene 4,089 28.8 sq mi Town 1815
Athens Greene 1,668 4.6 sq mi Village 1805
Austerlitz Columbia 1,654 48.8 sq mi Town 1818
Ballston Saratoga 9,776 30.0 sq mi Town 1788
Ballston Spa Saratoga 5,409 1.6 sq mi Village 1807
Berlin Rensselaer 1,880 59.9 sq mi Town 1806
Berne Albany 2,794 64.8 sq mi Town 1795
Bethlehem Albany 33,656 49.6 sq mi Town 1793
Bleecker Fulton 533 59.5 sq mi Town 1831
Blenheim Schoharie 377 34.4 sq mi Town 1797
Bolton Warren 2,326 90.1 sq mi Town 1799
Broadalbin Fulton 5,260 39.8 sq mi Town 1793
Broadalbin Fulton 1,327 1.0 sq mi Village 1815
Broome Schoharie 973 48.1 sq mi Town 1797
Brunswick Rensselaer 11,941 44.6 sq mi Town 1807
Cairo Greene 6,670 60.1 sq mi Town 1802
Cambridge Washington 2,021 36.5 sq mi Town 1788
Cambridge Washington 1,870 1.7 sq mi Village 1866
Canaan Columbia 1,710 37.0 sq mi Town 1788
Canajoharie Montgomery 3,730 43.1 sq mi Town 1788
Canajoharie Montgomery 2,229 1.3 sq mi Village 1829
Carlisle Schoharie 1,948 34.2 sq mi Town 1807
Caroga Fulton 1,205 54.2 sq mi Town 1842
Castleton-on-Hudson Rensselaer 1,473 0.8 sq mi Village 1827
Catskill Greene 11,775 64.2 sq mi Town 1788
Catskill Greene 4,081 2.8 sq mi Village 1806
Charleston Montgomery 1,373 42.8 sq mi Town 1793
Charlton Saratoga 4,133 32.8 sq mi Town 1792
Chatham Columbia 4,128 53.5 sq mi Town 1795
Chatham Columbia 1,770 1.2 sq mi Village 1869
Chester Warren 3,355 87.1 sq mi Town 1799
Claverack Columbia 6,021 48.0 sq mi Town 1788
Clermont Columbia 1,965 19.2 sq mi Town 1788
Clifton Park Saratoga 36,705 50.2 sq mi Town 1828
Cobleskill Schoharie 6,625 30.8 sq mi Town 1795
Cobleskill Schoharie 4,678 3.3 sq mi Village 1868
Coeymans Albany 7,418 53.1 sq mi Town 1791
Cohoes Albany 16,168 4.2 sq mi City 1869
Colonie Albany 81,591 57.9 sq mi Town 1895
Colonie Albany 7,793 3.3 sq mi Village 1921
Conesville Schoharie 734 39.9 sq mi Town 1836
Copake Columbia 3,615 42.1 sq mi Town 1824
Corinth Saratoga 6,531 58.1 sq mi Town 1818
Corinth Saratoga 2,559 1.1 sq mi Village 1888
Coxsackie Greene 8,918 38.4 sq mi Town 1788
Coxsackie Greene 2,813 2.6 sq mi Village 1867
Day Saratoga 856 69.6 sq mi Town 1819
Delanson Schenectady 377 0.6 sq mi Village 1921
Dolgeville Fulton Herkimer 2,206 1.9 sq mi Village 1881
Dresden Washington 652 55.0 sq mi Town 1822
Duanesburg Schenectady 6,122 72.1 sq mi Town 1788
Durham Greene 2,725 49.3 sq mi Town 1790
East Greenbush Rensselaer 16,473 24.4 sq mi Town 1855
East Nassau Rensselaer 587 4.9 sq mi Village 1998
Easton Washington 2,336 63.2 sq mi Town 1789
Edinburg Saratoga 1,214 67.1 sq mi Town 1801
Ephratah Fulton 1,682 39.4 sq mi Town 1827
Esperance Schoharie 2,076 20.0 sq mi Town 1846
Esperance Schoharie 345 0.5 sq mi Village 1819
Florida Montgomery 2,696 51.5 sq mi Town 1793
Fonda Montgomery 795 0.6 sq mi Village 1850
Fort Ann Washington 6,190 110.8 sq mi Town 1808
Fort Ann Washington 484 0.3 sq mi Village 1820
Fort Edward Washington 6,371 27.4 sq mi Town 1818
Fort Edward Washington 3,375 1.9 sq mi Village 1849
Fort Johnson Montgomery 490 0.8 sq mi Village 1909
Fort Plain Montgomery 2,322 1.4 sq mi Village 1832
Fulton Schoharie 1,442 65.0 sq mi Town 1828
Fultonville Montgomery 784 0.5 sq mi Village 1948
Gallatin Columbia 1,668 39.6 sq mi Town 1830
Galway Saratoga 3,545 45.0 sq mi Town 1792
Galway Saratoga 200 0.3 sq mi Village 1838
Germantown Columbia 1,954 13.9 sq mi Town 1788
Ghent Columbia 5,402 45.4 sq mi Town 1818
Gilboa Schoharie 1,307 59.3 sq mi Town 1848
Glen Montgomery 2,507 39.3 sq mi Town 1823
 Glens Falls Warren 14,700 3.9 sq mi City 1908
Glenville Schenectady 29,480 50.9 sq mi Town 1821
Gloversville Fulton 15,665 5.1 sq mi City 1890
Grafton Rensselaer 2,130 46.0 sq mi Town 1807
Granville Washington 6,669 56.1 sq mi Town 1786
Granville Washington 2,543 1.6 sq mi Village 1849
Greenfield Saratoga 7,775 67.7 sq mi Town 1793
Green Island Albany 2,620 0.9 sq mi Town 1896
Green Island Albany 2,620 0.9 sq mi Village 1853
Greenport Columbia 4,165 20.5 sq mi Town 1837
Greenville Greene 3,739 39.1 sq mi Town 1803
Greenwich Washington 4,942 44.4 sq mi Town 1803
Greenwich Washington 1,777 1.5 sq mi Village 1809
Guilderland Albany 35,303 58.7 sq mi Town 1803
Hadley Saratoga 2,048 41.1 sq mi Town 1801
Hagaman Montgomery 1,292 1.5 sq mi Village 1892
Hague Warren 699 79.6 sq mi Town 1807
Halcott Greene 258 23.0 sq mi Town 1851
Halfmoon Saratoga 21,535 33.7 sq mi Town 1788
Hampton Washington 938 22.6 sq mi Town 1786
Hartford Washington 2,269 43.5 sq mi Town 1793
Hebron Washington 1,853 56.4 sq mi Town 1786
Hillsdale Columbia 1,927 47.8 sq mi Town 1788
Hoosick Rensselaer 6,924 63.2 sq mi Town 1788
Hoosick Falls Rensselaer 3,501 1.7 sq mi Village 1827
Horicon Warren 1,389 71.8 sq mi Town 1838
Hudson Columbia 6,713 2.3 sq mi City 1785
Hunter Greene 2,732 90.7 sq mi Town 1813
Hunter Greene 502 1.6 sq mi Village 1896
Jackson Washington 1,800 37.5 sq mi Town 1815
Jefferson Schoharie 1,410 43.4 sq mi Town 1803
Jewitt Greene 953 50.5 sq mi Town 1849
Johnsburg Warren 2,395 206.7 sq mi Town 1805
Johnstown Fulton 8,743 4.9 sq mi City 1895
Johnstown Fulton 7,098 71.4 sq mi Town 1793
Kinderhook Columbia 8,498 32.4 sq mi Town 1788
Kinderhook Columbia 1,211 1.9 sq mi Village 1838
Kingsbury Washington 12,671 40.0 sq mi Town 1786
Knox Albany 2,692 41.9 sq mi Town 1822
Lake George Warren 3,515 32.7 sq mi Town 1810
Lake George Warren 906 0.6 sq mi Village 1903
Lake Luzerne Warren 3,347 54.1 sq mi Town 1792
Lexington Greene 805 79.7 sq mi Town 1813
Livingston Columbia 3,646 39.0 sq mi Town 1788
Malta Saratoga 14,765 31.4 sq mi Town 1802
Mayfield Fulton 6,495 64.7 sq mi Town 1793
Mayfield Fulton 832 1.1 sq mi Village 1896
Mechanicville Saratoga 5,196 0.9 sq mi City 1915
Menands Albany 3,990 3.4 sq mi Village 1924
Middleburgh Schoharie 3,746 49.3 sq mi Town 1797
Middleburgh Schoharie 1,500 1.2 sq mi Village 1881
Milton Saratoga 18,575 35.6 sq mi Town 1792
Minden Montgomery 4,297 51.5 sq mi Town 1798
Mohawk Montgomery 3,844 35.4 sq mi Town 1837
Moreau Saratoga 14,728 43.6 sq mi Town 1805
Nassau Rensselaer 4,789 45.2 sq mi Town 1807
Nassau Rensselaer 1,133 0.7 sq mi Village 1819
Nelliston Montgomery 596 1.2 sq mi Village 1878
New Baltimore Greene 3,370 43.1 sq mi Town 1811
New Lebanon Columbia 2,305 36.0 sq mi Town 1818
New Scotland Albany 8,648 58.4 sq mi Town 1832
Niskayuna Schenectady 21,781 15.1 sq mi Town 1809
North Greenbush Rensselaer 12,075 19.0 sq mi Town 1855
Northampton Fulton 2,670 34.7 sq mi Town 1799
Northumberland Saratoga 5,087 32.9 sq mi Town 1798
Northville Fulton 1,099 1.4 sq mi Village 1873
Oppenheim Fulton 1,924 56.5 sq mi Town 1808
Palatine Montgomery 3,240 41.7 sq mi Town 1788
Palatine Bridge Montgomery 737 0.9 sq mi Village 1867
Perth Fulton 3,646 26.1 sq mi Town 1838
Petersburgh Rensselaer 1,525 41.6 sq mi Town 1791
Philmont Columbia 1,379 1.2 sq mi Village 1891
Pittstown Rensselaer 5,735 64.8 sq mi Town 1788
Poestenkill Rensselaer 4,530 32.6 sq mi Town 1848
Prattsville Greene 700 19.7 sq mi Town 1824
Princetown Schenectady 2,115 24.1 sq mi Town 1798
Providence Saratoga 1,995 45.1 sq mi Town 1796
Putnam Washington 609 35.5 sq mi Town 1806
Queensbury Warren 27,901 64.81 sq mi Town 1786
Ravena Albany 3,268 1.3 sq mi Village 1914
Rensselaer Rensselaer 9,392 3.3 sq mi City 1897
Rensselaerville Albany 1,843 61.9 sq mi Town 1790
Richmondville Schoharie 2,610 30.2 sq mi Town 1849
Richmondville Schoharie 918 1.8 sq mi Village 1881
Root Montgomery 1,715 51.0 sq mi Town 1823
Rotterdam Schenectady 29,094 36.5 sq mi Town 1820
Round Lake Saratoga 623 1.2 sq mi Village 1869
St. Johnsville Montgomery 2,631 17.4 sq mi Town 1838
St. Johnsville Montgomery 1,732 0.9 sq mi Village 1857
Salem Washington 2,715 52.5 sq mi Town 1786
Salem Washington 946 2.9 sq mi Village 1803
Sand Lake Rensselaer 8,530 36.2 sq mi Town 1812
Saratoga Saratoga 5,674 42.9 sq mi Town 1788
Saratoga Springs Saratoga 26,586 29.1 sq mi City 1826
Schaghticoke Rensselaer 7,679 51.9 sq mi Town 1788
Schaghticoke Rensselaer 592 0.9 sq mi Village 1867
Schenectady Schenectady 66,135 11.0 sq mi City 1798
Schodack Rensselaer 12,794 63.7 sq mi Town 1795
Schoharie Schoharie 3,205 30.0 sq mi Town 1788
Schoharie Schoharie 922 1.6 sq mi Village 1867
Schuylerville Saratoga 1,386 0.6 sq mi Village 1831
Scotia Schenectady 7,729 1.8 sq mi Village 1904
Seward Schoharie 1,763 36.5 sq mi Town 1840
Sharon Schoharie 1,846 39.2 sq mi Town 1797
Sharon Springs Schoharie 558 1.8 sq mi Village 1871
South Glens Falls Saratoga 3,518 1.5 sq mi Village 1895
Stephentown Rensselaer 2,903 58.1 sq mi Town 1788
Stillwater Saratoga 8,287 43.6 sq mi Town 1788
Stillwater Saratoga 1,738 1.4 sq mi Village 1816
Stockport Columbia 2,815 13.1 sq mi Town 1833
Stony Creek Warren 767 83.2 sq mi Town 1852
Stratford Fulton 610 76.7 sq mi Town 1805
Stuyvesant Columbia 2,027 26.8 sq mi Town 1823
Summit Schoharie 1,148 37.5 sq mi Town 1819
Taghkanic Columbia 1,310 40.2 sq mi Town 1803
Tannersville Greene 539 1.1 sq mi Village 1895
Thurman Warren 1,219 92.8 sq mi Town 1792
Troy Rensselaer 50,129 11.0 sq mi City 1816
Valatie Columbia 1,819 1.3 sq mi Village 1856
Valley Falls Rensselaer 466 0.5 sq mi Village 1904
Victory Saratoga 605 0.5 sq mi Village 1849
Voorheesville Albany 2,789 2.1 sq mi Village 1899
Warrensburg Warren 4,094 64.8 sq mi Town 1813
Waterford Saratoga 8,423 7.4 sq mi Town 1816
Waterford Saratoga 1,990 0.4 sq mi Village 1794
Watervliet Albany 10,254 1.5 sq mi City 1897
Westerlo Albany 3,361 58.5 sq mi Town 1815
White Creek Washington 3,356 47.9 sq mi Town 1815
Whitehall Washington 4,042 58.8 sq mi Town 1786
Whitehall Washington 2,614 4.8 sq mi Village 1806
Wilton Saratoga 16,173 36.0 sq mi Town 1818
Windham Greene 1,703 45.4 sq mi Town 1798
Wright Schoharie 1,539 28.7 sq mi Town 1846