Schenectady County NY Information


Schenectady County Subdivisions

Schenectady County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 158,159
Population in Households 153,638
Population in Familes 119,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,521
Population Density1 773
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 63,382
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 39,203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 69,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,260 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,122 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,784 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $176,178
Average Home Value $204,619


Median Household Income $54,709
Average Household Income $73,755
Per Capita Income $30,126
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.27%
Households 0.13% 0.13%
Families -0.05% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.


Schenectady County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schenectady County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 22 66th
Population Density1 # 12 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 14 79th
Median Household Income # 17 74th
Per Capita Income # 20 69th

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