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Cohoes, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Cohoes is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Albany County at latitude 42.7729 and longitude -73.7078. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Cohoes, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cohoes, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cohoes indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cohoes (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cohoes: Ga-ha-oos.

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Cohoes, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 17,015
Population in Households 16,778
Population in Familes 11,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density1 4,509
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 7,961
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 4,060
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,328 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,633 (51.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 979 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $132,459
Average Home Value $142,638


Median Household Income $38,760
Average Household Income $49,367
Per Capita Income $23,261
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.21% 0.92%
Households 1.52% 1.06%
Families 1.12% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cohoes, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cohoes to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 110 91st
Population Density1 # 159 87th
Diversity Index2 # 468 61st
Median Household Income # 1082 9th
Per Capita Income # 877 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.