Schenectady, NY 12304 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12304: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Schenectady, NY 12304

Not Acceptable, USPS
Brandywine, NY 12304
Schdy, NY 12304

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 587
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,031
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 568
  • County: Schenectady County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.78, Longitude -73.91
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 12304 has segments in 2 Counties (Albany, Schenectady).

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Schenectady, NY 12304 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,678
Population in Households 21,221
Population in Familes 16,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 457
Population Density1 2,915
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 8,603
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,176
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,917 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,686 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 974 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $135,827
Average Home Value $176,744


Median Household Income $43,373
Average Household Income $57,092
Per Capita Income $23,325
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.02%
Households -0.34% -0.13%
Families -0.54% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Schenectady, NY 12304 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12304 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 # 303 83rd
Population Density1 # 371 79th
Diversity Index2 # 204 88th
Median Household Income # 1456 16th
Per Capita Income # 1346 23rd

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