Menands, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Menands, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Menands had a population of 4,427 as of July 1, 2018. Menands ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Menands is located at latitude 42.6912 and longitude -73.7262 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Menands (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Village of Menands (GNIS ID: 2390976) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Menands is located within Town of Colonie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Albany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Menands population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Menands: Menand's Station.

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Menands, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,427
Population in Households 4,355
Population in Familes 2,947
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 1,448
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $67,477
Average Household Income $100,948
Per Capita Income $48,876


Total Housing Units 2,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 678 (30.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,408 (64.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $234,750
Average Home Value $351,362


Total Households 2,085
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 985
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.27% 0.92%
Households 1.21% 0.9%
Families 0.24% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Menands, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Menands to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 381 68th
Population Density # 554 54th
Diversity Index # 155 87th
Median Household Income # 530 56th
Per Capita Income # 240 80th

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