Schenectady County NY Information


Schenectady County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 157,894
Daytime Population: Workers 69,130
Daytime Population: Residents 82,351
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 151,481
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 153,381
Population in Familes 119,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,513
Population Density2 772
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $57,177
Average Household Income $77,908
Per Capita Income $31,695


Total Housing Units 68,962 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,148 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,936 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,878 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $178,885
Average Home Value $210,975


Total Households 63,084
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 38,910
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 0.28% 0.16%
Households 0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.15% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.94%


Schenectady County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schenectady County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents 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 # 22 66th
Population Density # 12 82nd
Diversity Index # 15 77th
Median Household Income # 17 74th
Per Capita Income # 20 69th

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