Schuylerville is a village in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The village is located in the northeast part of the Town of Saratoga, east of Saratoga Springs. The Village of Victory is adjacent to Schuylerville to the southwest and the Hudson River forms the village’s eastern border. The population was 1,386 at the 2010 census. The village was incorporated in 1831 and is named after the Schuyler family, a prominent family of Dutch descent in colonial America.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.3 km) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km) of it (10.34%) is water.
The village is on the west bank of the Hudson River, which defines the county line of Washington County.
US Route 4 and NY Route 29 intersect in the community. NY Route 32 is conjoined with US-4 in the village.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,386 people, 593 households, and 356 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,622.5 people per square mile (1012.4/km). There were 663 housing units at an average density of 1,254.5 per square mile (484.3/km). The racial makeup of the village was 96.4% White, 1.2% African American, 0.9% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.
There were 593 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 20, 22.7% from 20 to 34, 22.2% from 35 to 49, 16.6% from 50 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years.
According to the 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, the median income for a household in the village was $55,284, and the median income for a family was $67,768. Males had a median income of $50,625 versus $32,629 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,157. About 7.8% of families and 12% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.
In the March 25, 1990 issue of The New York Times, writer James Howard Kunstler published a piece entitled “Schuylerville Stands Still”. He portrayed Schuylerville as an example of rural “rot and disrepair”, citing unemployment, broken sidewalks, and dented cans at Mini Mart, a local mini market. Residents reacted negatively to his feature. Kunstler also used Schuylerville as an example of a town in decline in a chapter titled “The loss of community” in his 1993 book, The Geography of Nowhere.