Scotia, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Scotia, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Scotia had a population of 7,770 as of July 1, 2016. Scotia 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 Scotia is located at latitude 42.832 and longitude -73.9604 in Schenectady County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Scotia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Schenectady County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Village of Scotia (GNIS ID: 2391124) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Scotia is located within Town of Glenville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schenectady County.

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


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

POPULATION

Total Population 7,770
Population in Households 7,758
Population in Familes 5,907
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 4,610
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,349
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,969
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,262 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,087 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $150,381
Average Home Value $172,093
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,491
Average Household Income $66,627
Per Capita Income $28,766
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.1%
Households -0.06% 0.0%
Families -0.3% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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 1,196 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 # 242 80th
Population Density1 # 151 87th
Diversity Index2 # 681 43rd
Median Household Income # 644 46th
Per Capita Income # 659 45th

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