Scotia, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scotia, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Scotia had a population of 7,580 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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


Total Population 7,580
Population in Households 7,568
Population in Familes 5,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 4,497
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 3,311
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,964
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,252 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,059 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $134,429
Average Home Value $146,803


Median Household Income $59,017
Average Household Income $68,133
Per Capita Income $29,780
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.17%
Households -0.29% -0.15%
Families -0.4% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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, 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 # 245 79th
Population Density1 # 158 87th
Diversity Index2 # 689 42nd
Median Household Income # 593 50th
Per Capita Income # 575 52nd

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