Niskayuna, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Niskayuna, New York - Basic Facts

The Niskayuna Census Designated Place had a population of 4,927 as of July 1, 2016. Niskayuna 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 Niskayuna is located at latitude 42.8169 and longitude -73.8977 in Schenectady County. The formal boundaries for the Niskayuna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schenectady County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Niskayuna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389554) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Niskayuna Census Designated Place is located within Town of Niskayuna, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schenectady County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Niskayuna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Niskayuna: Co-nes-ta-gi-o-ne, Connestigune.

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


Total Population 4,927
Population in Households 4,876
Population in Familes 4,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 4,891
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 1,938
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,345
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,597 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $208,259
Average Home Value $211,254


Median Household Income $82,995
Average Household Income $100,727
Per Capita Income $40,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.18%
Households 0.05% 0.05%
Families -0.51% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Niskayuna, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niskayuna to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 352 71st
Population Density1 # 140 88th
Diversity Index2 # 448 63rd
Median Household Income # 335 72nd
Per Capita Income # 314 74th

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