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Scotia is a village in Schenectady Countymarker, New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker, incorporated in 1904. The population was 7,957 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Scotia is part of the Town of Glenvillemarker, partly contiguous with Schenectady, New Yorkmarker.


The land was purchased by Alexander Lindsay Glen, a native of Scotlandmarker, from the Mohawk in the 17th century. Glen gave the village its name, which is Latin for "Scotland".

Historic buildings include:
  • The Glen Sanders Mansion, parts dating to 1713
  • The Abraham Glen Housemarker, 1730s
  • The Flint House, early 19th century


Scotia is on the north bank of the Mohawk River.

Scotia is located at (42.831326, -73.965409) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.49%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 7,957 people, 3,233 households, and 2,014 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,661.6 people per square mile (1,796.6/km²). There were 3,410 housing units at an average density of 1,997.7/sq mi (769.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.75% White, 0.82% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 3,233 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,028, and the median income for a family was $51,449. Males had a median income of $38,074 versus $27,946 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,386. About 5.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.


Aerial photo: Collins Park and vicinity
Local residents may enjoy pastimes at all seasons in Collins Park and nearby Freedom Park. Winter events include sledding and ice skating, while summer activities include baseball, tennis, swimming, pond and river fishing, picnicking, concerts, and water skiing on the Mohawk River.


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