Schenectady County NY Information

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Schenectady County Subdivisions

Schenectady County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 157,106
Population in Households 152,574
Population in Familes 119,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,532
Population Density1 768
Diversity Index2 50
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,771
Average Household Income $81,560
Per Capita Income $33,371

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 69,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,430 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,748 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,351 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $182,766
Average Home Value $222,382
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 63,178
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 38,933
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.16%
Households 0.06% 0.08%
Families -0.12% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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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, 2018 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 # 14 79th
Median Household Income # 17 74th
Per Capita Income # 19 71st

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