Palatine Bridge, New York
Palatine Bridge is a village
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 in Montgomery County
Montgomery County, New York
As of the census of 2000, there were 49,708 people, 20,038 households, and 13,104 families residing in the county. The population density was 123 people per square mile . There were 22,522 housing units at an average density of 56 per square mile...

, New York
New York
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, United States
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. The population was 706 at the 2000 census. The basis of the name is the community's location in a region settled by Palatinate Germans.

The Village of Palatine Bridge is in the Town of Palatine
Palatine, New York
Palatine is a town in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 3,240 at the 2010 census. The named is derived from the Palatinate in the Rhineland, the homeland of the early settlers of this region....

. The community is in the western part of the county, west of Amsterdam
Amsterdam (city), New York
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Palatine Bridge was settled in 1723.

A bridge across the Mohawk River here built in 1798 gave the community its name.

The village was incorporated in 1867.

Notable people

  • John G. McMynn
    John G. McMynn
    John Gibson McMynn was an American educator.Born in Palatine Bridge, New York, McMynn graduated from Williams College in 1848. In 1848, he moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he started a school. Eventually, he moved to Racine, Wisconsin to set up the public school system...

    , Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin, educator
  • Webster Wagner
    Webster Wagner
    Webster Wagner was a postmaster, state official and inventor. He was born near Palatine Bridge, New York and worked as a wagon maker alongside of other family members....

    , local postmaster, state politician, and railroad inventor


Palatine Bridge is located at 42.910890°N 74.574827°W (42.910890, -74.574827).

According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square mile (0.258998811 km²) of it (6.32%) is water.

The village is on the north side of the Mohawk River
Mohawk River
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 across from the Village of Canajoharie
Canajoharie (town), New York
Canajoharie is a town in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 3,730 at the 2010 census. Canajoharie is located south of the Mohawk River on the south border of the county. The Erie Canal passes along the north town line. There is a village of Canajoharie in the town...

 and the New York State Thruway
New York State Thruway
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New York State Route 5
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 (Grand Street) passes through Palatine Bridge, where it intersects with New York State Route 10
New York State Route 10
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 (Lafayette Street).


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 706 people, 276 households, and 179 families residing in the village. The population density
Population density
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 was 795.2 people per square mile (306.3/km2). There were 306 housing units at an average density of 344.6 per square mile (132.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.30% White, 0.14% African American, 1.27% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 276 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples
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 living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 34.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,361, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $30,125 versus $22,014 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the village was $20,285. About 8.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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