The selectable images and aerial photographs further below illustrate facts about New Scotland, New York. New Scotland is a town in Albany County, New York, United States. The population was 8,648 at the 2010 census.
The town is southwest of Albany, New York, the state capital. New Scotland is centrally located in the county.
The town was settled around 1660. New Scotland was founded in 1832 from the west part of the town of Bethlehem. The Bennett Hill Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The Presbyterian Church in New Scotland and the New Scotland Cemetery was listed in 2010.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.57%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,626 people, 3,341 households, and 2,509 families residing in the town. The population density was 148.6 people per square mile (57.4/km²). There were 3,470 housing units at an average density of 59.8 per square mile (23.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.17% White, 0.28% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.
There were 3,341 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $58,956, and the median income for a family was $65,753. Males had a median income of $44,138 versus $33,941 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,231. About 2.5% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.
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National Register of Historic Places listings in Albany County, New York (2.63 km)National Register of Historic Places listings in Albany County, New York exclusive of the City of Albany: This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Albany County, New York, besides those in the City of Albany, itself (which are listed here). The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in a Google map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".
WRVE (5.22 km)WRVE (99.5 The River) is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station licensed to Schenectady, New York and serving the Capital District and Upper Hudson Valley of New York. It broadcasts at 99.5 FM at 14.5 kilowatts ERP from a transmitter in Guilderland, New York. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications and is one of seven radio stations currently owned by the company in the Albany market.
WNYA (5.28 km)WNYA is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for the Capital District of New York State and Western New England. Licensed to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 13 (or virtual channel 51.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on the Helderberg Escarpment west of New Salem, New York (a hamlet of New Scotland). Owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, the station is sister to NBC affiliate WNYT and the two television outlets share studios on North Pearl Street, along NY 32/Wolfert Avenue, in Menands (with an Albany postal address).
WGNA-FM (5.38 km)WGNA-FM (known on-air as 107.7 WGNA) is a country music-formatted radio station licensed to Albany, New York and serving New York's Capital District. The station is owned by Townsquare Media, and broadcasts at 12,500 watts effective radiated power from the Helderberg Mountains tower farm in New Scotland.
WTEN (5.48 km)WTEN is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Capital District of Upstate New York and Western New England. licensed to Albany, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 26 (or virtual channel 10.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in the Helderberg Escarpment southwest of New Scotland's Voorheesville section. The station can also be seen on Verizon FiOS, Comcast, and Time Warner Cable channel 10 with HD on Verizon FiOS digital channel 510, Comcast digital channel 710, and Time Warner Cable digital channel 1810.