Schenectady, NY 12303 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12303: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Schenectady, NY 12303

Not Acceptable, USPS
Schdy, NY 12303

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 600
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,958
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 313
  • County: Schenectady County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.783, Longitude -73.939
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 12303 has segments in 2 Counties (Albany, Schenectady).

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Schenectady, NY 12303 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,983
Daytime Population: Workers 7,987
Daytime Population: Residents 16,201
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 30,750
Population in Familes 24,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 233
Population Density2 1,923
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $59,078
Average Household Income $79,721
Per Capita Income $31,341


Total Housing Units 13,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,643 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,445 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,118 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $178,855
Average Home Value $218,151


Total Households 12,088
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 8,045
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.22%
Households 0.0% 0.09%
Families -0.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Schenectady, NY 12303 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12303 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 203 88th
Population Density # 447 74th
Diversity Index # 414 76th
Median Household Income # 766 56th
Per Capita Income # 751 57th

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