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All About Saratoga County

Posted by Malta Development on Dec 15, 2014 9:00:54 AM

Sometimes you just want to know the facts about the place you live, or where you hope to live. Here’s something to satisfy that appetite for the spot that Lakeview Landing calls home -- Saratoga County.

 

We’ve relied on the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation for most of the information included.

 

Geography

 

The county is centered 150 miles from Boston, New York City, and Montreal and is in New York’s “Tech Valley.” The county encompasses 809.98 square miles and there are 271 people per square mile. Saratoga County is considered part of the Metropolitan Statistical Area including Albany-Schenectady-Troy.

 

Population

 

222,133. Of that number the workforce includes 112,500. Of the population 25 years and over, there are 151,097 folks. The population has remained quite stable, growing only 1.2% since 2010.

 

The population breakdown is as follows (numbers from 2012) in comparison to the State of New York:

 

Persons under 5 years old, 5.2% in county (6.0% in state)

 

Persons under 18 years old, 21.7% in county (21.8% in state)

 

Persons 65 and over, 14.8% in county (14.1% in state)

 

Male to Female Ratio: 49.2%: 50.8%

 

Education

 

Of those 25 years and over, 28% are high school graduates, 18% have had some college, 12% received an Associate’s degree, 20.5% have earned a Bachelor’s degree, and 15% hold a graduate or professional degree.

 

One unique feature of our part of the county is the TEC-SMART state-of-the-art education and training facility in Malta’s Saratoga Technology + Energy Park. It is a joint initiative between Hudson Valley Community College and the NY State Energy Research and Development Authority that provides customized programs to meet the needs of the high tech business community.

 

Top Employers

 

You can find the full list here. Following is the top ten and the number of people they employ.

 

GlobalFoundries, Malta (2160)*

 

Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs (1850)*

 

Shenendehowa Central School District, Clifton Park, Malta, Halfmoon (1800)

 

Navy-Personnel at BE Lab, Milton (1500)

 

Saratoga County, Ballston Spa (1400)

 

State Farm Insurance, Malta (1153)

 

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (1120)*

 

Saratoga Springs City School District, Saratoga Springs, Greenfield, Wilton (1010)*

 

Momentive Performance Materials, Waterford (1000)*

 

Stewart’s Ice Cream Company, Countywide (990)*

 

Quad Graphics, Inc., Saratoga Springs (850)*

 

OK, that was eleven, but we included Quad Graphics because we’ve profiled it in our blog -- the asterisks indicate those businesses we’ve written about.

 

Do you know of any important statistics that we've missed? Let us know in the comments section below!

Topics: In The Community, saratoga county facts, saratoga county new york, saratoga county ny, saratoga statistics

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