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Scotia, New York - Basic Facts

Scotia is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Scotia.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Schenectady County at latitude 42.8265 and longitude -73.9643. Schenectady County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Scotia (see map) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

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Also See: Schenectady, NY ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

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


Total Population 7,603
Population in Households 7,591
Population in Familes 5,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 4,511
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 3,326
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,961
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,269 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,057 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $143,624
Average Home Value $158,462


Median Household Income $56,835
Average Household Income $67,427
Per Capita Income $29,515
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.39% -0.18%
Households -0.25% -0.14%
Families -0.53% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.


Scotia, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotia 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 # 244 80th
Population Density1 # 158 87th
Diversity Index2 # 688 42nd
Median Household Income # 607 49th
Per Capita Income # 563 53rd

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