Cohoes, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Cohoes, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Cohoes had a population of 17,268 as of July 1, 2015. Cohoes ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cohoes is located at latitude 42.7729 and longitude -73.7078 in Albany County. 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. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Cohoes (GNIS ID: 978847) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cohoes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Cohoes, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,268
Population in Households 17,023
Population in Familes 11,753
Population in Group Qrtrs 245
Population Density1 4,576
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,084
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 4,139
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,368 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,716 (51.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,022 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $132,024
Average Home Value $143,958
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,228
Average Household Income $50,297
Per Capita Income $23,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 0.95%
Households 1.52% 1.08%
Families 1.28% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 108 91st
Population Density1 # 150 87th
Diversity Index2 # 467 61st
Median Household Income # 1082 9th
Per Capita Income # 862 28th

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