- Scotia, New York
official_name = Scotia, New York
settlement_type = Village
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Schenectady
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 4.6
area_land_km2 = 4.4
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_total_sq_mi = 1.8
area_land_sq_mi = 1.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 7957
population_density_km2 = 1799.8
population_density_sq_mi = 4661.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 74
elevation_ft = 243
latd = 42 |latm = 49 |lats = 53 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 57 |longs = 55 |longEW = W
Scotia is a village in Schenectady County,
New York, United States. The population was 7,957 at the 2000 census.
The Village of Scotia is in south part of the Town of Glenville, partly contiguous with
Schenectady, New York.
The land was purchased by Alexander Lindsay Glen, a native of
Scotland, from the Mohawk in the 17th century. Glen gave the village its name, which is Latinfor "Scotland".
In the 19th century the village was the center of broom manufacture.
The village was incorporated in 1904.
Scotia is on the north bank of the
Scotia is located at coor dms|42|49|53|N|73|57|55|W|city (42.831326, -73.965409)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.49%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,957 people, 3,233 households, and 2,014 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 4,661.6 people per square mile (1,796.6/km²). There were 3,410 housing units at an average density of 1,997.7/sq mi (769.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.75% White, 0.82% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.
There were 3,233 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $42,028, and the median income for a family was $51,449. Males had a median income of $38,074 versus $27,946 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $20,386. About 5.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
:"Aerial photo:" [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:%2F%2Ftools.wikimedia.de%2F~para%2Fcgi-bin%2Fkmlexport%3Farticle%3DCategory%253AWikipedia_requested_photographs_in_Colorado&ie=UTF8&ll=42.824161,-73.956764&spn=0.005681,0.019848&t=h&z=16 Collins Park and vicinity] Local Scotia and Schenectady residents enjoy all-seasons of family fun at Collins and Freedom Parks. Winter events of sledding and ice skating and summer fun of baseball, concerts, swimming, water skiing on the Mohawk River, pond and river fishing, and picnicking.
* [http://www.villageofscotia.org/ Village of Scotia, New York Official Website]
* [http://www.visitscotia.com Scotia, New York information]
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