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Cohoes, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Cohoes had a population of 18,175 as of July 1, 2019. Cohoes 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 Cohoes is located at latitude 42.7742 and longitude -73.7001 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cohoes encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Cohoes (GNIS ID: 978847) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cohoes: Ga-ha-oos.

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Cohoes, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cohoes, NY Housing Affordability Index is 110
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cohoes, NY Wealth Index is 54
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 18,175
Population in Households 17,930
Population in Familes 12,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 245
Population Density 4,818
Diversity Index1 32
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,994
Average Household Income $63,234
Per Capita Income $29,112
Wealth Index3 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,365 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,996 (52.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,170 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $165,311
Housing Affordability Index2 110
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,361
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 4,238
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.27% 0.82%
Households 1.23% 0.78%
Families 0.98% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Cohoes, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cohoes to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 102 92nd
Population Density # 144 88th
Diversity Index # 461 62nd
Median Household Income # 987 17th
Per Capita Income # 734 39th

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