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Saratoga Springs (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States. Saratoga Springs is a city in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 26,186 at the 2000 census and 28,036 at the 2005 U.S. census. The name reflects the presence of mineral springs in the area. While the word Saratoga is known to be a corruption of a Native American place name, authorities disagree on what the exact word was, and hence it’s meaning.
Saratoga Springs was established as a town in 1819 from a western portion of the Town of Saratoga. Its principal community was incorporated as a village in 1826 and the entire region became a city in 1915.In the 19th Century, the community became famous as a spa. The famous Battle of Saratoga, the turning point of the American Revolution, did not take place in Saratoga Springs. Rather, the battlefield is 15 miles to the southeast in the town of Stillwater.
Saratoga Springs is in the center of Saratoga County in upstate New York. The Adirondack Northway and US Route 9 pass alongside and through the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 75.3 square kilometers. 73.6 square kilometers of it is land and 1.6 square kilometers of it is water. In the city the population was spread out with 19.4 percent under the age of 18, 15.5 percent from 18 to 24, 27.5 percent from 25 to 44, 23.4 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Saratoga Springs enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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