Menands /mɪˈnændz/ is a village in Albany County, New York, United States. The population was 3,990 at the 2010 census. The village is named after Louis Menand. The village lies inside the town of Colonie and borders the north city line of Albany.
Menands is located at 42°41′36″N 73°43′37″W / 42.69333°N 73.72694°W / 42.69333; -73.72694 (42.693245, -73.727068).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km) of it (6.45%) is water.
Menands is along the Hudson River on the west bank. The village is within the town of Colonie which is also to the north and west, with the city of Albany to the south. The village is mostly flat with a gentle slope to the west.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,910 people, 1,906 households, and 968 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,225.1 people per square mile (473.2/km²). There were 2,073 housing units at an average density of 649.5 per square mile (250.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 83.76% White, 9.10% African American, 0.13% Native American, 4.35% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% of the population.
There were 1,906 households out of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.2% were non-families. 43.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the village, the age distribution of the population shows 18.5% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $48,456, and the median income for a family was $62,083. Males had a median income of $42,905 versus $31,745 for females. The per capita income for the village was $36,288. About 1.6% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.