Galway (village), New York

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Galway is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°1′0″N 74°2′2″W / 43.01667°N 74.03389°W / 43.01667; -74.03389Coordinates: 43°1′0″N 74°2′2″W / 43.01667°N 74.03389°W / 43.01667; -74.03389
Country United States
State New York
County Saratoga
Town Galway
Incorporated 1838
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 214
 • Density 834.4/sq mi (322.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12074
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-28101
GNIS feature ID 0950865

Galway is a village in the town of Galway in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 214 at the 2000 census.[1] The village is north of Schenectady. Galway Lake, a vacation area, is west of the village.


The first settlers in the town established themselves south of Galway village.[citation needed]

In 1838, the village of Galway was incorporated.[2] The charter was amended in 1869.[citation needed]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Galway is at the junction of County Road 45 (East Street/West Street) and New York State Route 147 (North Street/South Street) in the central part of the town.

The Village has one mayor, a clerk and board trustees. It also has a Police Department with 10 NYS certified police officers.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 214 people, 82 households, and 71 families residing in the village. The population density was 834.4 people per square mile (317.8/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 331.4 per square mile (126.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.53% White, and 0.47% from two or more races.

There were 82 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,000, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,299. About 21.4% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 55.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Galway Town History: The First Settlers". Town of Galway. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 

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