Ballston is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 9,776 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from an early settler, Eliphalet Ball, a Presbyterian minister who located there from Westchester County, New York in 1770.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.0 square miles (78 km), of which, 29.6 square miles (77 km) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km) of it (1.33%) is water.
Ballston is bordered by the Town of Charlton on the west, Milton on the north, Malta on the east, and Clifton Park and a small portion of the Town of Glenville in Schenectady County on the south.
New York State Route 50 (Saratoga Road) is a north-south highway. New York State Route 67 is an east-west highway in the northeast part of Ballston.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,729 people, 3,243 households, and 2,425 families residing in the town. The population density was 294.8 people per square mile (113.8/km²). There were 3,388 housing units at an average density of 114.4 per square mile (44.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.49% White, 0.52% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.
There were 3,243 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% 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 3.02.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $54,845, and the median income for a family was $61,709. Males had a median income of $44,365 versus $30,918 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,206. About 3.1% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 census there were 9,776 people. The racial makeup of the town was 96.1% White, 1.1% African-American, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian. 1.9% were Hispanic or Latino.