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Cohoes, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Cohoes had a population of 17,690 as of July 1, 2017. 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 42.7729 and longitude -73.7078 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cohoes (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cohoes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 17,690
Daytime Population: Workers 3,432
Daytime Population: Residents 9,288
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,720
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 17,444
Population in Familes 11,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density2 4,688
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $41,584
Average Household Income $56,523
Per Capita Income $26,275


Total Housing Units 9,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,445 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,646 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,039 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $158,764
Average Home Value $174,811


Total Households 8,091
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 4,106
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 1.25% 0.99%
Households 1.11% 0.92%
Families 0.81% 0.74%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Cohoes, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cohoes to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 106 91st
Population Density # 150 88th
Diversity Index # 466 61st
Median Household Income # 1054 12th
Per Capita Income # 821 31st

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