Coeymans, New York

Coeymans is a town in Albany County, New York, United States. The population was 7,418 at the 2010 census. The town is named after an early settler, who was the patent-holder for the area. The town is in the southeast part of the county, south of Albany, New York.

Coeymans
Alcove Reservoir
Location in Albany County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 42°28′26″N 73°47′32″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyAlbany
Settled1639
Incorporated1791
Government
  TypeTown Council
  SupervisorPhilip A. Crandall
  Town Council
Area
  Total53.17 sq mi (137.70 km2)
  Land50.13 sq mi (129.83 km2)
  Water3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)  5.50%
Elevation
1,467 ft (447 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total7,418
  Estimate 
(2016)[2]
7,374
  Density147.10/sq mi (56.80/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
12143 (Ravena)
Area code(s)518
FIPS code36-001-16694
GNIS feature ID0978845
WebsiteTown of Coeymans

The Powell & Minnock Brick Yard, just north of the Hamlet on Rt. 144, was used as the assembly site for a new swing span for the 145th Street Bridge in 2006. The site was chosen because of a lack of space closer to the city.

History

Barent Pieteres Koijemans first arrived in 1639 from Holland. He became an apprentice at a mill owned by the Van Rensselaers.[3] He purchased the land and obtained a patent in 1673.[4]

Coeymans was formed from part of the town of Watervliet in 1791. In 1815, part of the town was used to make the new town of Westerlo.

The Fletcher Blaisdell Farm Complex, Coeymans School, Ariaanje Coeymans House, Coeymans-Bronck Stone House, Mull House and Cemetery, Tobias Ten Eyck House and Cemeteries, and Cornelius and Agnietje Van Derzee House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 53.1 square miles (137.5 km²), of which, 50.2 square miles (129.9 km²) of it is land and 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²) of it (5.50%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Greene County, and the east town line, marked by the Hudson River, is the border of Rensselaer County.

Interstate 87 and U.S. Route 9W pass through the town.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
18103,574
18202,872−19.6%
18302,723−5.2%
18403,10714.1%
18503,050−1.8%
18603,1172.2%
18703,077−1.3%
18802,912−5.4%
18903,66926.0%
19003,9527.7%
19104,2527.6%
19204,147−2.5%
19304,5429.5%
19404,536−0.1%
19504,7133.9%
19605,62219.3%
19706,71519.4%
19807,89617.6%
19908,1583.3%
20008,151−0.1%
20107,418−9.0%
Est. 20167,374[2]−0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census,[7] there were 8,151 people, 3,121 households, and 2,184 families residing in the town. The population density was 162.5 people per square mile (62.7/km²). There were 3,404 housing units at an average density of 67.8 per square mile (26.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.61% White, 2.13% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.24% of the population.

There were 3,121 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,742, and the median income for a family was $57,808. Males had a median income of $41,197 versus $28,038 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,686. About 5.7% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

The Economy of Coeymans is driven largely by Lafarge Cement Plant, and Port of Coeymans which was developed over the former site of the Powell and Minnock brick plant on the shore of the Hudson River. The Lafarge Cement Plant generates approximately 1.8 million tons of cement per year, which is distributed throughout North America.[8] The relatively new and developing Port of Coeymans seeks to focus on environmentally friendly business as a recycling hub for the Albany area,[9] as well as offshore wind.

Communities and locations in Coeymans

  • Alcove A hamlet in the southwest part of the town, east of the Alcove Reservoir.
  • Alcove Reservoir A reservoir at the western town line.
  • Aquetuck A hamlet near the south town line.
  • Coeymans A hamlet and census-designated place in the southeast part of the town by the Hudson River and is located on Route 144.
  • Callahans Corners A location on the north town line.
  • Coeymans Hollow A hamlet east of Alcove.
  • Keefers Corners A location in the northwest part of the town.
  • Ravena A village in the south part of the town on Route 9W.
  • Roah Hook A hamlet north of Coeymans hamlet on the bank of the Hudson River.

Government

Supervisor, Philip A. Crandall 2016 – present
Supervisor, Stephen Flach 2012 - 2015
Supervisor, James Youmans 2010 - 2011 (appointed October 2010)
Supervisor, Henry Traver 2010 (resigned October 2010)
Supervisor, Ronald K. Hotaling Jr. 2004 - 2009
Supervisor, Joseph Scalzo 2002 - 2003
Supervisor, George McHugh 2000 - 2001
Supervisor, Robert Fisk 1998 - 1999
Supervisor, Victor Carrk 1992 - 1997
Supervisor, Nita J. Chmielewski 1990 - 1991 (resigned October 1991, Victor Carrk was appointed)
Supervisor, Winthrop "Buddy" Irwin 1985 - 1989
Supervisor, John Biscone 1974 - 1984
Supervisor, Ralph Pape 1962 - 1973
Supervisor, George Boehlke 1956 - 1961
Supervisor, Fred Forbes 1954 - 1955
Supervisor, Fred Halsted 1950 - 1953
Supervisor, Edward Uthe 1938 - 1949
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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 4, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. History Archived October 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. The History of New York State, Book III, Chapter VII Archived 2005-09-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. U.S. Census Bureau website, 2000 Census Data for Town of Coeymans, New York
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2012-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. Coeymans Town Clerk's Office
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