Schenectady, NY 12306 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12306: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Schenectady, NY 12306

Acceptable Alternative
Rotterdam, NY 12306

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bellevue, NY 12306
Lower Rotterdam, NY 12306
Schdy, NY 12306

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 521
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,040
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 226
  • County: Schenectady County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.792, Longitude -73.985
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 12306 has segments in 2 Counties (Albany, Schenectady).

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Schenectady, NY 12306 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,894
Daytime Population: Workers 5,423
Daytime Population: Residents 12,255
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,678
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 25,856
Population in Familes 20,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 578
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $62,208
Average Household Income $77,523
Per Capita Income $32,079


Total Housing Units 11,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,744 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,955 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 818 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $176,604
Average Home Value $200,449


Total Households 10,699
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 6,874
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 0.37% 0.26%
Households 0.18% 0.15%
Families 0.03% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Schenectady, NY 12306 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12306 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 # 260 85th
Population Density # 637 64th
Diversity Index # 753 57th
Median Household Income # 656 62nd
Per Capita Income # 703 60th

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